Below are Web site links with pertinent information on bipolar disorder.
National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the institutes that makes up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. The mission of the NIMH is to reduce to burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs, initiatives and services for individuals, family members, health care providers and the general public. NAMI's education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks. These programs draw on the lived experience of individuals who have learned to live well with mental illness and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and information. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.
NARSAD The Brain and Behavior Research Fund
The NARSAD resource specialist is available to answer frequently asked questions about psychiatric illnesses, support groups, local mental health organizations, and to provide educational materials on request.
Each year, Mayo Clinic psychiatry and psychology specialists care for thousands of patients of all ages who have bipolar disorder. Specialists work as a team to ensure that patients with bipolar disorder have access to the expertise needed for their care.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
The Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program has three missions at their clinic. They are dedicated to providing quality clinical care, conducting clinically informative research, and educating their colleagues, their patients, as well as the greater community about bipolar disorder.