Adult Patients

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

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (800-826-3632; is devoted to educating consumers and their family members about mood disorders, decreasing the public stigma of these illnesses, fostering self-help, advocating for research funding, and improving access to care. DBSA has chapters in many cities that offer free, peer-led support groups. Their web site was newly revised in the summer of 2012.

McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web

Founded by award-winning mental health journalist and author John McManamy, the focus is on gaining knowledge, insight and hope for bipolar disorder.

Over 250 articles and videos, patient testimonials, research findings, and humor

Bipolar Disorder Magazine

BP hope strives to increase the awareness of Bipolar Disorder. Our goal is to provide hope to those suffering from the Bipolar Disorder Disease. Through the use of both print and a digital magazine publishing, we continuously feature articles on new research and treatment options for those dealing with Bipolar which allows us to provide advice and care to help those suffering from Bipolar Disorder symptoms.

Facing Us Video Contest

A contest hosted by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance in 2007-2011, as part of a national campaign.

Bring Change 2 Mind

Mission: “Working together to erase the stigma and discrimination of mental illness."

To emerge as the world's most effective organization working to eradicate the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness.

To act as a portal to a broad coalition of organizations that provide service, screening, information, support and treatment of mental illness.

Founded by: Glenn Close

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know.
David J. Miklowitz, PhD
Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second Edition edition (December 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1606235427
ISBN-13: 978-1606235423