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Mental health resources

Today’s post is about seven leading mental health resources that I find helpful for support, research and information.

1 – The international bipolar foundation

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They have two sections on the website.

For those with bipolar disorder they have a free e-book available as well as free webinars, helpful blogs, a YouTube question and answer series and treatment and support resources.

For those with a loved one who has bipolar disorder, they also have a section with similar resources than the above-mentioned ones.  Their site is available in 57 languages. Facebook page

2 – eMC – The electronic medicines compendium.

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If you need information on medication this is a very useful site.

3 – Bipolar disorder research network

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Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) is the largest network of individuals with bipolar disorder and related mood disorders in the world.

4 – Bipolar UK

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They have a lot of resources to support individuals with bipolar disorder as well as information and an eCommunity.  Facebook page.

5 – Mental health America

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Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promoting 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. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.

6 – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

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The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.  Facebook page.

7 – National alliance on mental illness

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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.  Facebook page.

I hope you find it as useful as I did.

If you find that you are having a hard time, and experience more bad days than good, please seek out your nearest mental health professional.  And always remember you are not alone.

 

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About Andri

My name is Andri and I am passionate about encouraging others and sharing information and coping strategies through my personal experiences of having Bipolar 1 Disorder. I have a Honours degree in Psychology and am currently busy with my Masters degree in Psychology.

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