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This links page represents an effort to create a comprehensive index to bipolar-related resources on the Internet. The goal is to break each individual major site down by content-related links to allow you to see what each site has to offer, and to identify smaller sites that serve specific interests.


Your suggestions for useful links and new categories are much appreciated. Please include site names and the URL addresses in your message. Thanks in advance for your patience while we construct this site, and for your help. Please send suggestions to:


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Comprehensive Bipolar Resources Websites


International Bipolar Foundation
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, CA by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder causes for patients and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help. They have recently launched a free lecture series and are currently uploading each one onto the website for others to see. In addition, they have launched a Buddy Program and an Outreach and Referral Program. This year they brought in Glenn Close and Margaret Trudeau for educational speaking engagements to the public about associated stigma. Their education committee has launched a Mental Health Awareness Badge with Girl Scouts of America in San Diego and is currently working with Boy Scouts of America to change their disability badge. The organization has completed a book called "Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder" of which they are hoping to print, distribute, and have translated into 5 different languages. Their President, Muffy Walker, won the 2011 Mogens Schou Award for Public Service, given by the International Bipolar Society.


Harvard Bipolar Research Program
The Bipolar Research Program is a clinical research unit dedicated to the understanding, and treatment of Bipolar Illness. It is also active in the education and training of mental health professionals and the public at large regarding the nature, treatment, and prevention of Bipolar Disorder. The program is located at the Massachusetts General Hospital. For more information contact us at: Harvard Bipolar Research Program Mailing Address: WACC 812,15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114 Location: 50 Staniford Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02114 Phone (617) 726-6188 FAX (617) 724-3028 or e-mail us at: shriver@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
Resource and Links Pages on Bipolar Disorder and Other Mood Disorders


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The Bipolar Disorders Clinic is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Our research focuses on identifying biological markers of Bipolar Disorder (manic depressive illness), which can be used to predict medication treatment response. We also conduct a range of research aimed at optimizing medical and psychological care for individuals with this disease. We are committed to the support and education of our patients, their families and our community.


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cpr1.jpg (11031 bytes) BUplate.gif (2855 bytes) Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, located at 940 Commonwealth Avenue West, Boston, MA 02215, is affiliated with Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Boston University. The Center is a Research, Training, and Service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems.


Mental Health Resource

Our goal is to bring people together around the issues of addictions by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for patients, their friends and families, and professionals who offer pathways to recovery.


National Institute of Mental Health Website

The National Institute of Mental Health is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal Government's primary agency for biomedical and behavioral research.


National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Studies

Direct link to the research studies being conducted with Bipolar Disorder and others.


Mental Health Net Bipolar Pages includes a ranking of Bipolar-related sites

Depression Central

Psychiatrist Dr. Ivan Goldberg's Depression and Manic Depression site. Many pages, arranged as dozens of resource pages links. Below is just a sampling of relevant categories.



National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association or
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Education, advocacy, and self-help strategies for patients, families, mental health professionals, and the general public concerning the nature and management of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases. Organization is lead by an executive director with Bipolar Disorder.


Watch Dark Glasses Kaleidoscopes:
Living With Manic Depression, hosted by Tony Dow. (Video requires the RealMediaTM Player.)


National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60610-3526 Phone: 800/826-3632 or 312/642-0049 Fax: 312/642-7243


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Founded in 1979, NAMI has more than 168,000 family members and consumers who seek equitable services for people with severe mental illnesses, which are known to be physical brain disorders. Working on the national, state, and local levels, NAMI provides education about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research, and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses. Over 1,140 state and local affiliates in the United States, with affiliates in Puerto Rico and Canada and sister organizations in Australia, Japan, and the Ukraine.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 1015 Arlington, Virginia 22203-3754 Toll Free Helpline-1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Front Desk - (703) 524-7600 Facsimile - (703) 524-9094 TDD - (703) 516-7991



The Mining Company Guide to Bipolar Disorder
(This site was taken over by about.com but the information is still there including other stuff that was lost.)
Contains articles and extensive net links to in-depth resources and information regarding all aspects of Bipolar Disorder. Site is updated very frequently with the goal of being one of the best Internet resources for Bipolars and their loved ones. This site also includes a lot of Joy Ikelman's writtings including:

Joy Ikelman's list of famous people with bipolar disorder


Bipolar Kids Website A site for kids with bipolar and the parents that love them. They are also starting a mailing list please send a message to them if you would like to join at: bpparents@geocities.com Sounds like there is a lot of information to share. Check it out especially you parents out there.


Steven Thomas Mental Health Resources - Depression/Bipolar Disorder


Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800-789-2647), and more than 200 publications. CMHS developed KEN for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.


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The Georgia Childhood Bipolar Foundation is a parent run organization that supports, educates and advocates for children who have or are at risk for early onset bipolar disorder.



Support Organizations
In Person Support with local chapters nationwide


The National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association (NDMDA)


List of 275 U.S. and international chapters/support groups 1-800-826-3632


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

List of state and local affiliates, over 1100 groups throughout U.S. and Canada 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)



Support Organizations - Online


TherapyHub.com Online Therapy with professional therapists


Psychology degrees Online Complete listings of all online psychology degree programs


SupportGroups.com Support for people with bipolar illness and many other disorders


FountainGrove Integrative Health Group,
A mental health group practice in Santa Rosa, California (Sonoma County). Our board certified psychiatrists and therapists specialize in the treatment of adults in individual, couples and family therapy. Walkers in Darkness Support for depression, bipolar disorder, and other related mental illness. Includes an e-mail list, a java-based chat room, and resource files

FyrenIyce Australia-based site with e-mail list, chat rooms and resource files


The Bipolar Bears Club An online community for Bipolar Disorder patients, their family, friends, and loved ones.


Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation An online resource to aid you in the early treatment for your child with bipolar illness.



Support For Family and Friends of People with Bipolar Disorder


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
BPSO Web Site Site for Bipolar Persons' Significant Others, includes e-mail list
Parents of Bipolar Children A website and support list for parents of bipolar children
BP CAT Homepage Helping parents deal with BiPolar Disorder in their Children and Teens
What to Do When A Friend is Depressed: AGuide for Teenagers



General Mental Health Resources


Will I Go Crazy? A quest to find peace among the prejudices that accompany mental illness and information regarding good health strategy;
Mental Health Net Frequently Updated Online Magazine; Mental Health News and Views;
Easy to search index.
Psych Central John Grohol's Mental Health Page for mental health, psychology, and support resources on the Internet.
Medscape: Mental Health Pages Access to clinical articles, news, patient information, and other features. Some portions of the site require user registration, a free process.
WWW Links to Sites Other than Mood Disorders from Dr. Ivan Goldberg's site
Healthier You the Virtual Reference Guide for the Informed Mental Health Consumer
Internet Mental Health A Canada-based free encyclopedia of mental health information
Mental Health InfoSource
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web Weekly newsletters and information and commentaries.



Personal Web Pages of People with Bipolar Disorder


A Manic Depression Primer Dimitri Mihalas
The Bipolar Planet Sister Leslie
The Bipolar Mind Anon. Male
Haveaheart's Home Stephen L. Bernhardt
Life in the 7th plane of HELL, or, who signed ME up to be bipolar? Pixie 70
Between a Giggle and a Tear -- Living With Manic-Depression DixieLady



Depression Resources


Plain Talk About Depression
National Institute of Mental Health
Hypericum (St. John's Wort) and Depression Homepage
National Foundation For Depressive Illness
Depression Frequently AskedQuestions
Children and Depression
On-Line Depression Screening Test
Wings of Madness: A Depression Guide
Andrew's Depression Page
Voices of Depression
A Compilation of Writings by people suffering from depression
Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed
Best Things to Say To Someone Who is Depressed



Exercise


Exercise Bike
One of the leading independent Fitness Equipment & Gym Equipment suppliers in the UK



Mental Health Consumer Groups


Phenocal



Professional Associations


American Psychological Association


American Psychiatric Association


American Psychiatric Nurses Association


National RehabilitationAssociation



Institutional Bipolar-Related Webpages



On-Line Publications/Books


Outta My Head and In Your Face by: Mara McWilliamsThis book of selected poems and artwork reflect the journey I went through as an undiagnosed bipolar person to diagnosis through acceptance of my illness and sexuality.

Painting and poetry have been key factors in my achieving and maintaining my stability. I wrote this book with the hope that I will be able to touch and influence others like me to continue to stay on their med regimen, and do what they must to take care of their mental health.  And also, perhaps, I can give the reader a raw peek into the mind and emotions of a person diagnosed with a mental illness.



Bulletin Boards


Like newsgroups, Bulletin Boards have become a pay for use web access. Contact your internet provider to find out if they supply bulletin board or newsgroup access.



Mail lists and Blogs


Maillists are a way of sharing information and support through e-mail. Generally hundreds of people subscribe to a maillist. When any member of that list sends a piece of e-mail to the list, it is shared with everyone else. Some people find these lists very helpful. However, given that you might sometimes receive in excess of 100 e-mails a day, an e-mail list may or may not be your preferred means of support. For information about the contents of each list, and how to subscribe, follow the links to the websites below. Bipolar Disorder Lists


FyrenIyce Website, Australia's Premier Bipolar Website


Walkers in Darkness Website



Newsgroups


Newsgroups are an Internet medium, also known as Usenet, which can be accessed through special software -- sometimes standalone, sometimes attached to a browser, or sometimes attached to the browsing software provided by your ISP. After searching for topics that interest you, you can subscribe to a newsgroup, and then can retrieve the dispatches that other people have sent about topics of common interest. Newsgroups can be very valuable, or they can be filled with hundreds of often extraneous postings that venture far off-topic. The only way to discover if the net result works for you is to subscribe for a few days. You can check with your internet provider to see if they still supply newsgroup access, though most of newsgroups are on a pay per use basis, so I have removed the links.



Research


Harvard Bipolar Research Program
The Bipolar Research Program is a clinical research unit dedicated to the understanding, and treatment of Bipolar Illness. It is also active in the education and training of mental health professionals and the public at large regarding the nature, treatment, and prevention of Bipolar Disorder . The program is located at the Massachusetts General Hospital. For more information contact us at: Harvard Bipolar Research Program Mailing Address: WACC 812,15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114 Location: 50 Staniford Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02114 Phone (617) 726-6188 FAX (617) 724-3028 or e-mail us at: shriver@helix.mgh.harvard.edu


Stanley Center for the Innovative Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Pittsburgh, PA


National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)  An alliance of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, National Mental Health Association, and the Schizophrenia Reseach Foundation, raising and distributing funds for research

NIMH Clinical Studies
Direct link to the Clinical Studies preformed by the National Institute of Mental Health.



Suicide Awareness


Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education
Tom Arsenault

Haveaheart's Home, A Rest Stop for the Depressed and Suicidal 
Stephen L. Bernhardt



Local Organization Websites -- U.S. and Canada


The Manic-Depressive & Depressive Association of Boston
Austin-Area Chapter of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association



Local Organization Websites -- International


New Zealand Manic Depressive Support



Book Lists and Bibliographies


The PsyCom.Net Book Service


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Books and Book Reviews, Ordering Service


Pendulum Resources:




Audio, Video and Film



Young People and Bipolar Illness


Manic-Depressive Illness in Teens  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill on Depression in Children and Adolescents
What to Do When A Friend is Depressed: A Guide for Teenagers



General Disability Resources


People With Disabilities - A Place of Our Own designed by a couple seeking increased understandings about mental and physical disabilities (he has bipolar disorder, she has spinal bifada)



Help with Social Security Claims: A place for help filing for Social Security Disability



Americans With Disabilities Act


U.S. Department of Justice: ADA Home Page



Vocational and Rehabilitation Resources



Social Security and Disability



Drug Treatment and Other Pharmacological Information


PharmInfoNet Home Page
Hypericum (St. John's Wort) and Depression Homepage
Manic Depression: A Guide to Treatment with DEPAKOTE´┐Ż
Lithium Fact Sheet
Pendulum:  Medications for Manic Depression



Pregnancy and Bipolar Illness



Sleep and Bipolar Illness



Substance Abuse and Addiction


Ibogaine Advanced Ibogaine Treatment for Heroin, Alcohol, Meth, Cocaine & Oxycontin Drug Addiction


Ibogaine Treatment At Hacienda La Mision, the leading Ibogaine Treatment Clinic in Mexico, we provide advanced Ibogaine therapy specifically designed to heal the root causes of any addiction, while safely detoxifying the mind and body


Myaddiction.com Holistic and other means of treatment



Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT)



Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Issues and Treatments


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Institute, Inc. Information on newly-found treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which may alleviate bipolar symptoms in cases where post traumatic stress and bipolar disorders are comorbid (simultaneously occurring)



Profile in Courage: Renowned Expert on Bipolar Illness, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Comes Out As Bipolar herself  

All of the book below are available to you via Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com or you can go  to the The PsyCom.Net Book Service
Most of them no longer have individual links to sites


  • Leading Expert on Manic Depression Reveals How She Overcame Its Demons - Detroit News article by Pam Janis
  • Skew review of An Unquiet Mind by Jesse Garon
  • Touched With Fire : Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison, 1994. Information and reviews about Dr. Jamison's landmark book tracing the correlations between mood disorders and creative genius
  • Manic Depressive Illness by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison, 1990. The definitive text on bipolar illness, well over 1000 pages. Priced at $75, it may be something you want to check out at your local library. Not light reading, but amazingly clearly written for a medical text. With many compassionately-offered real life stories of people living with Bipolar Disorder woven throughout.


Beyond Madness Web Ring


Dedicated to bringing together web sites concerning mental health Beyond Madness, created in 1996, is a ring dedicated to bringing together web sites dealing with any type of mental illness and mental health in general. This includes, but is not limited to, sites concerning depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, mania, personality disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, and adult attention deficit disorder.



Weight loss programs and eating disorder support


Weight Loss Guide....Online Resource for Weightloss Solutions
Counting Calories? Try CalorieCounter.org
Weightwatchers
EatingDisordersOnline.com Eating Disorder Support - Bipolar Disorder requires proper diet.



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