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.

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

First charitable organization dedicated to the support of research on early-onset bipolar disorder; started by Demitri and Janice Papolos