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Resources Tagged With: bipolar disorder

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Families for Depression Awareness [web resource]

Families for Depression Awarenessfamiliesfordepressionawareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder by offering education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders. Read more ›

PACER Center [web resource]

PACER Center is a non-profit parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation.  Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities. Read more ›

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Mental Health America [web resource]

MHA logoMental Health America (MHA), founded in 1909, is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. MHA promotes mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it with recovery as the goal. Read more ›

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [web resource]

The mission of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. Read more ›

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Wellness Tracker

Wellness Tracker screen696x696The DBSA Wellness Tracker is a free, innovative, and user-friendly online tool that allows you to keep track of your emotional, mental, and physical health, helps you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers and partner with your clinician on treatment plans that address your overall health and well-being. Read more ›

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance [web resource]

DBSA logo(DBSA) provides help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. DBSA offers peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools. Read more ›

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Bring Change 2 Mind [web resource]

BC2M logoBring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization created to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs), has piloted evidence-based programs at the university (UBC2M) and high school (LETS BC2M) levels engaging students to reduce stigma and discrimination, and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn. Read more ›

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens [downloadable]

ipolar-children-teens-cover_152392_1Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes? Does your child get much more excited and active than other kids his or her age? Do other people say your child is too excited or too moody? Do you notice he or she has highs and lows much more often than other children? Do these mood changes affect how your child acts at school or at home?

Some children and teens with these symptoms may have bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness. Learn more in this resource from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Read more ›

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Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health [web resource]

be vocal logoApproximately 44 million adults – 1 in 5 Americans – of every race, gender, religion and socio-economic status is diagnosed with a mental health condition in any given year.

Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health, a partnership between Demi Lovato, who is living with bipolar disorder, and leading mental health advocacy organizations, is an initiative encouraging people across America to use their voice in support of mental health. Be Vocal aims to empower adults living with mental health conditions to speak up when talking with their professional support team and to speak up as a community to advance mental health in America. Read more ›

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Teaching Everyone About Mental Health [web resource]

Teaching Everyone About Mental Illness (TEAM) is website dedicated to equipping family and friends with the tools necessary to help a loved one struggling with a mental illness.

Learn about some of the causes of mental illness, the signs that someone is struggling, what you can say, and what you can do to help. Read more ›