Transition to Adulthood 18 - 25

The years from 18-24 pose unique challenges for the young person with bipolar disorder. They may not feel ready to set goals for their future, attend college or live away from home. The resources in this section focus on decision making, developing emotional health and independence, and advocacy for mental health on the college campus.

Active Minds: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

"Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Strength of Us

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

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Parent-led; provides information and support to family members

The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

The Balanced Mind Foundation envisions a world where children living with mood disorders thrive because their families have the resources, community and support they need.

Features: Plipswitch: a section of the site devoted to teens, with podcasts, chat rooms, for girls only and teen testimonials; newsletters

Fountain House

Mental health community started in the 1940s and based in New York City

Mission Statement

Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.

We are committed, as we have been since 1948, to bettering the lives of people with mental illness everywhere. We do this through the development of innovative techniques, research and sharing knowledge with others.

ULifeline A Project of the Jed Foundation

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.