Bipolar Disorder resources including Mark Harmon PSA
January 2, 2012 2 Comments
In the above video, Mark Harmon refers to a CBS website that can be found here.
BP Hope has some useful information and discussion forums. They also have a magazine to which I have recently subscribed and am looking forward to getting my first issue. The website makes several articles available of all back issues.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) contains useful information to educate you regarding the illness and also has a number of tools to help cope with bipolar disorder. Additionally, the website contains links to support groups across the United States.
Finally, The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide by David Miklowitz, PhD is a very helpful book. It does an excellent job of describing the illness and helping the reader make a plan to manage the illness including making written contracts with loved ones and medical professionals to get the help one needs when not thinking clearly. One point he makes over and over, something my wife has been telling me for years, is the importance of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. The author also makes recommendations for websites and other books that would be of use to sufferers of bipolar disorder and their friends and loved ones. Two thumbs up!!!