Bipolar disorder can be treated, but you don’t have to go it alone. You’ll find it much easier to get treatment for bipolar disorder by reaching out to others who also understand the challenges you’ll face. No single organization is the “right” one to reach out — they all offer different kinds of assistance and resources. We encourage you to explore the resources they offer on each of their respective websites. You’re also welcomed to contact them by telephone, as their resources can also be discussed over the phone or by mail.

We recommend checking out further online resources
for bipolar disorder
that have been editorially reviewed by Psych Central. You may also want to check out
our thriving online bipolar support group, where you’ll meet friendly people like you who are also grappling with this serious condition.

Left untreated, bipolar disorder can result in significant life problems. It’s a good idea to reach out for further help with this condition. And if not one of the organizations below, perhaps a trusted friend or family member can help you get those first steps… Many people also feel comfortable talking to their primary care physician about the problems they’re experiencing, and to get a referral to a mental health professional.

Mental Health America
(formerly the National Mental Health Association)
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Telephone: 703-684-7722; 1-800-969-NMHA (6642)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 312-642-0049; 1-800-826-3632

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Telephone: 703-524-7600; 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression

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