Resources

Organizations

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a national mental health organization dedicated to supporting Americans affected by mental illness. 

The Campaign to Change Direction is a collection of citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector trying to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness. 

Mental Health America (MHA) is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. 

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a peer-directed national organization focusing on the two mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder. 

Bring Change 2 Mind is a portal to a coalition of organizations that provide service, screening, information, support and treatment to those with mental illnesses.

Bipolar Disorder Connect is a social network that aims to empower people living with bipolar disorder. 

BipolarSupport.Org works to provide a safe and open forum for those with bipolar disorder to share thoughts, feelings, concerns and more.

 

Reading List

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction
by Patrick Kennedy

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness 
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
by Kay Redfield Jamison

Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power
by Lana R. Castle

Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life
by Melody Moezzi

He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him
by Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton

His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina
by Danielle Steel

Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father’s Story of Love and Madness
by Michael Greenberg

Manic
by Terri Cheney

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me: A Graphic Memoir
by Ellen Forney

The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior
by Jordan Smoller

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder: A Comprehensive Workbook for Managing Your Symptoms and Achieving Your Life Goals 
by Mark Bauer, Amy Kilbourne, Devra Greenwald and Evette Ludman 

 

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