Pendulum Resources. An excellent collection of resources.
All About Bipolar Disorder. A portal from the Mental Help Net with an excellent collection of online resources.
Psych Central: Dr. John Grohol's Mental Health Page. A personalized index for psychology, support, mental health issues, and resources.
About Guides to Bipolar Disorder. A comprehensive source for information about bipolar disorder for patients, professionals, and loved ones of people who have bipolar disorder.
Internet Mental Health. An online encyclopedia of mental health, comprehensive and well organized.
Healthline has a very good learning center reveiwd by medical staff, as well as a current bipolar news section. Thanks Matty for suggesting this one.
Bipolar Significant Others. A site aimed at the families, friends and loved ones of those who suffer from bipolar disorder.
Dr. Ivan's Depression Central. A wide-ranging, though unstructured, repository of information well worth browsing.
Mental-Health-Matters.com. An excellent collection of articles and resources.
Network of Care includes a service directory, a library, a political advocacy tool, and community message boards. In particular, "My Folder" offers a WRAP training by Mary Ellen Copeland.
Mental Health Directory. Well organized directory of mental health resources.
Fyreniyce. A wonderful discussion of the issues faced by bipolars with an Aussie no-nonsense directness.
Bipolar Porch offers a wide-ranging collection of links to relevant articles on bipolar disorder.
Psyweb.com reviews the basics and links to online counselors, online discussion groups and related articles.
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation includes bipolar screening, information on new research and education for parents.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation offers articles and online consultation.
RehabInfo—trusted resources for addiction and rehabilitation including a section devoted to mental illness and dual diagnosis.
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Portal. A database of organizations, websites, events, and news items.
Bipolar Survivor is an adjunct to the book, Dear World: A Suicide Letter. It seeks to educate, inform and combat stigma.
Clinical Depression Advisor offers news and information on depression and bipolar disorder.
Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families. An excellent and authoritative guide. The Patient-Family Guide is available in pdf format.
Understanding Bipolar Disorder. An excellent 30-page brochure from NAMI gives a detailed description of bipolar disorder, its symptoms, causes, treatments, and strategies for coping [pdf format]. (See NAMI's other guides too.)
An excellent guide to bipolar disorder its diagnosis and treatment, professionally written and reviewed, from the "Disease Digests" series at Health and Age. [pdf format]
An online booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health that answers many common questions about bipolar disorder.
BBC Health offers a brief but very good summary of the causes, symptoms and treatment of bipolar disorder.
The Merck Manual Home Edition's chapter on depression and mania gives a concise description of symptoms and treatment.
OfLikeMinds.com offers a wonderful collection of brief articles to help those living with mood and anxiety disorders. Topics include treatments, every-day life skills, navigating the mental health system, and many more.
Web MD has a comprehensive section on bipolar disorder.
Help for Depression provides a comprehensive and in-depth guide to the various approaches and treatments for depression.
Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders contains comprehensive medical articles on over 150 mental disorders and conditions.
An excellent series of online guides covering many aspects of mental health from MIND a mental health charity in the UK.
An online guide covering unipolar and bipolar depression from SANE a mental health charity in the UK.
The Bipolar Child. Additional material from the authors of the book including articles and an extensive booklist.
Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents. Additional material from the author of the book.
A Guide to Recovery, a helpful booklet that discusses bipolar disorder and its treatment, downloadable from OBAD, a Canadian self-help group.
Online Schools Guide to Bipolar Disorder—A brief but informative description of the basics with many links.
Healthline has a very informative section on depression.
Bipolar Symptoms offers a helpful discussion of the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Video - Dark Glasses & Kaleidoscopes. An excellent introductory video to Manic Depression from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. (requires Real Video player).
Dr. Xavier Amador, author of "I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help," discusses the 40% of those with mental illness that lack insight regarding their illness and what we can do to help.
Peer-to-Peer Outreach Video An introduction to NAMI's excellent recovery education course free for anyone with a serious mental illness.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill offers a local support group locator.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (was the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association) maintains a list of local support groups.
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization working to eliminate barriers to timely treatment of severe mental illness.
The National Mental Health Association gives a list of local support groups and much useful information.
Recovery Inc. is a self-help mental health program that holds weekly group meetings around the world.
Support pages at Pendulum Resources gives links to support groups, mail lists, and online help.
Dual Recovery Anonymous is a twelve step, self-help fellowship organization for people who are both chemically dependent and also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation focused on early-onset bipolar disorder.
Blank mood charts and instructions for use by the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program of The Massachusetts General Hospital.
Free online/Windows/Mac/iPhone mood chart app borne out of the author's efforts in coming to grips with bipolar disorder. They are working on a version for clinicians to help them collaborate closely with their clients who use the mood charrting app.
Free online mood chart tool developed by a young man diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Medications for Mental Health—an excellent summary of medications in use by the Santa Clara County Mental Health Dept.
Detailed discussion of medications used in mental health.
Extensive consumer information and an excellent drug interaction checker.
Prescription Drug Encyclopedia, Drug3k, is a thorough database of prescription drug information, side effects and interactions.
Consumer guideline to prescription medications.
DrugWatch.com features up to date information on the drug side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Their current drug alert concerns Topamax which could lead to birth defects in new born babies if the mother is taking the medication while pregnant.
National Library of Medicine guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Public Citizen's eLetter on medications for severe psychiatric illnesses gives up-to-date information and instructions for reporting adverse reactions.
Remedy Find lists treatments for bipolar disorder, both conventional and alternative, and surveys their effectiveness according to visitors to the website.
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web. A large collection of articles, categorized links and a weekly newsletter.
Suzy Johnston has writen about her personal story of recovery in her book "The Naked Bird Watcher." She has also written about her bipolar journey in the British Medical Journal. "She inspires people to continue living their lives while learning to manage a mental illness." She also designs and delivers mental health awareness workshops with her partner Michel Syrett.
Beth Schaefer is the author of "Writing Through the Darkness" in which she draws on ten years of experience teaching those with mood disorders to ease depression through creative writing. Her blog offers many short writing exercises.
Julie Fast is co-author of "Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder." Her site offers advice, a web log, a newsletter, and an extensive "frequetly asked questions" section.
Dr. Gail Waldby has a son with bipolar disorder. Her site offers much practical advice.
Bipolar-Lives.com Sarah's well-maintained personal site with lots of information: a blog, Q&A, a chat room, bipolar movie reviews and more.
Manic Moments: A Bipolar's World. Stories, personal journal and support forums.
Music Therapy: The Power of Music. Examines the power of using popular music in therapy. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music.
NAMI Communities—Bipolar Disorder: An active dicussion group on living with bipolar disorder.
Strength of Us is an online community supported by NAMI where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support.
Psych Forums offers a large number of active forums on specific aspects of mental illness.
Walkers in Darkness contains a number of fairly active discussion boards.
Mixed Nuts. A new portal with chat and message boards.
A Silver Lining. A portal with chat and message boards staffed by peer counselors.
Talk Depression, an informative site containing, articles, experiences of living with depression and a UK-based peer support forum.
Harbor of Refuge a discussion board for peer-to-peer support.
Bipolar World. Active discussion boards and much self-help info and articles.
Wing of Madness. A discussion board for family and friends of people with mental illness.
Bipolar Disorder Today. Articles, personal stories and volunteer email support.
The Winds of Change. A discussion board for those with bipolar disorder and those who love them.
Bipolar Worlds. A discussion board for bipolar disorder.
Supportgroups.com includes an active bipolar discussion group.
"Manic-Depressive Illness and Creativity" by Kay Redfield Jamison.
Kay Redfield Jamison's list of famous people with bipolar disorder from the appendix of her book, "Touched With Fire" (extended to include famous living bipolars).
"Creativity, Depression and Suicide Prevention" from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
New research from Stanford on bipolar disorder and creativity.
"Why a touch of madness boosts creativity" a review of Dr. Anthony Storr's presentation to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.
A brief summary of creativity studies.
BP Magazine, a quarterly healthy living magazine for those with bipolar disorder, contains in-depth features on personalities, articles on cutting-edge issues, and down-to-earth coping suggestions.
Teaching Wellness, a review of recent research on the benefits of teaching illness self-management for bipolar disorder.
The Infinite Mind an archive of weekly radio programs focusing on the human mind, spirit, and mental health.
If you are thinking of suicide, read this first.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (in the USA) and your call will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area.
Call 1-800-SUICIDE (in the USA) and your call will be answered by the nearest crisis center.
Befrienders International information and directories of helplines worldwide.
List of suicide resources on the Net.