Adult Patients

Please see the main category "Patients and Family Members" for our top recommendations for general information on bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Significant Other Mailing List

The BPSO (Bipolar Significant Other) mailing list was formed in 1995. It is an informal organization whose members exchange support and information about bipolar disorder by e-mail and discuss issues related to the impact of the illness on families and intimate relationships. Significant Other includes a spouse (wife or husband), boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, parent, child, sibling, or other near loved one of someone who has bipolar disorder. In order to protect uninhibited discussion, members joining BPSO must not be diagnosed bipolar themselves.

Pendulum Resources

Resources for bipolar disorder and depression

Mayo Clinic's Page on Bipolar Disorder

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first."

Features: online health community, Mayo Clinic publications, expert FAQs and blog, stress management videos

Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation

Sutherland Foundation Mission: The Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with bipolar disorder and their families through diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and education.

International Mental Health Research Organization

imhro = "I am a Hero." Set up in 1995 by family members for a schizophrenic relative. Glenn Close is involved (has bipolar relative); they host a music festival in N. CA wine country; they have raised over $100 million for mental health research.

Mental Health America

Oldest and largest nonprofit that addresses all aspects of mental health and illness

International Society for Bipolar Disorder

Mission Statement

The Society aims to become the internationally recognized forum to foster ongoing international collaboration on education and research with an objective to advance the treatment of all aspects of bipolar disorders, resulting in improvements in outcomes/quality of life for those with bipolar disorder and their significant others.

National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI)

Grass-roots self-help support and advocacy; very large in scope and comprehensive in resources.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Fountain House

Mental health community started in the 1940s and based in New York City

Mission Statement

Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.

We are committed, as we have been since 1948, to bettering the lives of people with mental illness everywhere. We do this through the development of innovative techniques, research and sharing knowledge with others.