How does one find good therapists, psychiatrists, or school counselors? What books should I read about bipolar disorder? What are some good informational websites? And what do all these strange psychiatric terms mean?

Despite the greater access to information about mental health available on the web, many persons with bipolar disorder and their family members cannot find needed services. This is because all of this information is in different places. In this section, we bring together much of the information you’ll need to learn to cope with bipolar disorder in yourself or a loved one. To start, we offer a “Glossary of Terms” that provides definitions of the more difficult concepts you’ll run across.

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison  

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Free Press; New edition edition (October 18, 1996)
ISBN-10: 068483183X
ISBN-13: 978-0684831831

From Publishers Weekly
Drawing from the lives of artists such as Van Gogh, Byron and Virginia Woolf, Jamison examines the links between manic-depression and creativity.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison  

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage (September 13, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0375701486
ISBN-13: 978-0375701481

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients
Author: Jan Fawcett, MD, Bernard Golden, PhD, Nancy Rosenfield  

"Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions"
Revised second edition
October 23, 2007
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-307-35300-9

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients
Author: Boris Birmaher, MD  

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (April 13, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0761527184
ISBN-13: 978-0761527183

With proper diagnosis and early intervention, there is unlimited hope for children and teens diagnosed with bipolar disorder to lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives, starting today.

Author: Monica Ramirez Basco  

Bipolar workbook for adults
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (December 21, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1593851626
ISBN-13: 978-1593851620
All ages BP

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients

The main focus of BPChildren, an organization founded by a mental health writer Tracy Anglada, is to provide resources to children with bipolar disorder. The site features age-appropriate videos, events (interviews, conferences, webinars, in-service school trainings, radio and television appearances), downloads, charts, etc. The site sections are kids, teens, parents and teachers, FAQs for parents and teachers, Books for kids published by Tracy Anglada.

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison  

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (January 14, 1997)
ISBN-10: 0679763309
ISBN-13: 978-0679763307

From Publishers Weekly
Jamison's memoir springs from her dual perspective as both a psychiatric expert in manic depression and a sufferer of the disease.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Type: Books   Category: Adult Patients

Mission: "To eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education."

Vision: "International Bipolar Foundation is the world's most valued authority on Bipolar Disorder and envisions a world in which Bipolar Disorder is prevented and cured."

Type: Articles, Web Sites   Category: Adult Patients

ICCD is a global resource for communities creating solutions for people with mental illness. We help communities around the world create ICCD Clubhouses, which are community centers that give people with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential.

Type: Web Sites   Category: Adult Patients

"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:

Type: Web Sites   Category: Adult Patients