Equilibrium the Bipolar Foundation

Equilibrium aims to become the foremost international partnership organisation working to advance the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder; it also seeks to address the stigma and prejudice that often surrounds bipolar disorder.

Foundation Center: Knowledge to Build On

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

David Miklowitz Ph.D: 2011 Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize

two-minute video profile created by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (

Dr. Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA discusses mental illness talks about his research for bipolar disorder specifically in kids and teens and trying to prevent it.

Friends of the Semel Institute Membership Opportunities and Benefits

Donations page for the UCLA Friends of the Semel Institute
Donations for the Danny Alberts Foundation-funded projects for the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic ( can be made here.

Randye Semple: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children

Randye Semple, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Author, discusses the benefits of
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for anxious children and adolescents.
Complete Bridging Hearts & Minds of Youth conference audio and video available from More Than Sound:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the largest organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists. The site includes many educational materials and extensive lists of available child psychiatrists and how to contact them.

NIMH Publications

National Institute of Mental Health Publications provides excellent up-to-date information on the symptoms, course, causes and treatment of bipolar disorder. Separate sections are devoted to child and adolescent bipolar illness, suicide, medical treatments, and their side effects, co-occurring illnesses, psychosocial treatments, sources of help for individuals and families, and clinical research studies.

Order free publications: five free fact sheets on bipolar disorder