Adolescents 12- 18

The resources in this section include several autobiographies by young people with bipolar disorder. For comprehensive information for families with a bipolar teen, we recommend The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family (D. Miklowitz and E. George) and the free booklet from the NIMH, Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens.

You may also watch Dr. Randye Semple's Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents.

Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: BPChildren (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981739644
ISBN-13: 978-0981739649

Tracy Anglada, the founder of BPChildren, wrote this book on pediatric bipolar disorder with potential social workers and counselors in mind.

NIMH Free Booklet, "Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens"

Easy-to-read NIMH booklet, free to order in print or download, with answers to many questions parents have about bipolar disorder.

Jean Paul Ohadi Resource Center for Bipolar Disorder at the Josselyn Center

Treatment Center in Chicago's North Shore area
Jean Paul Ohadi Resource Center

from their web site:

"Located at The Josselyn Center for Mental Health, The Jean Paul Ohadi Resource Center houses information related to children and adolescents with bipolar disorders.

The Resource Center is designed to:

Aspen Achievement Academy

Aspen Achievement Academy
98 South Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Loa, UT 84747

“Aspen Education Group is recognized nationwide as the leading provider of education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. As the largest and most comprehensive network of therapeutic schools and programs, Aspen offers professionals and families the opportunity to choose a setting that best meets a student's unique academic and emotional needs.

Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press (June 17, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743446607

Book Description (from amazon)

Connect with Kids Bipolar Kids page

Multi-media educational company with videos of all issues concerning kids

"CWK Network, Inc. Connect with Kids is a multi-media, education company focused on helping educators and parents teach life skills, prevention, character, health, and wellness. Our belief is that parents and teachers are the greatest influence in the life of a child. Our mission is to connect kids with the adults who can help them using the power of real stories on video, television and the Internet.

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition

Paperback: 325 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; Third Edition edition (September 2, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1593858426
ISBN-13: 978-1593858421

New Hope for Children and Teens With Bipolar Disorder

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.

BP Children

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.

Strength of Us

Focused on the college years, this site offers online support group and social media for youth diagnosed with mental illness.