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Support Groups for Bipolar Disorder

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Online Support Groups

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Discussion Forums - The DBSA discussion forums (message boards) were created to allow you to share experiences, ideas, and information about mood disorders with others.
  • Find the Light - Online support group focusing on mood disorders, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Mood Garden Forums - Information, support and coping skills for people dealing with mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression).
  • The Balanced Mind Foundation - A parent-led Web-based organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early onset bipolar disorder. Provides free on-line moderated support groups.
  • WebMD Bipolar Disorder Exchange - WebMD-moderated discussions with featured experts regarding bipolar disorder.

Local Support Groups

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - The nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. It has a grassroots network of more than 1,000 patient-run support groups across the country.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. NAMIs 1200 affiliate organizations provide local services, support and other opportunities for consumers and their families.
  • The Balanced Mind Foundation - Directory of Local Support Groups - Groups (listed by state, province, or geographic area) that meet in person to provide support to adults raising a child or adolescent diagnosed with, or at risk for, bipolar disorder. Some groups welcome families, and a few are for teens or children only.


Mailing Lists

  • Bi_Polar - Yahoo! Groups - For individuals who have been diagnosed with an affective disorder. This list also offers support for those significant others who want to learn more about this disorder to better understand the chemical imbalances.
  • Bipolar Support Friends - Yahoo! Groups - Bipolar Support Friends is a place where you will be treated like a friend...not just another member. This group is about friendship. With friendship there is a bond and a higher caring level. Please join us to share stories, learn about bipolar, ask questions, vent, and to give and receive support.
  • Bipolar-Support - Yahoo! Groups - For those who have the disorder and want a place to share and support.
  • BPhoenix1 - Yahoo! Groups - For those suffering with bipolar disorder or cyclothymia, or for those significant others who care about someone that is.

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