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Watch videos at your own pace to learn about topics including understanding the disorder and how to treat it.

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Faces of Hope & Recovery

Hear the stories of those that have struggled with bipolar disorder.

I am newly diagnosed

You should know that you are not alone. 60 million people worldwide have bipolar disorder, and 1 in 4 people experience some type of mental illness.

I have been living with bipolar disorder

International Bipolar Foundation is here to help learn more about living with bipolar disorder. We believe that education is key to managing symptoms and here you can find information to help you on your journey to recovery.

I am a caregiver/family/friend

If you care for a loved one who has bipolar disorder, you are what we call a “caregiver.” An important thing you should remember as a caregiver is not to forget to take care of yourself.

Learn About Our Free Programs and Resources

Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder Book

This Free book is geared to both the person with bipolar disorder and their caregivers.

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Upcoming Webinars & Events

Practical Strategies to Help Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

December 5th, 2023 at 10:00 AM PT Register for the free webinar with Serena Goldsmith here. Join us as Serena discusses a holistic approach to overcoming seasonal struggles. Several themes will be covered including - tips to manage sadness, helpful routines, and...

2024 Carlsbad Marathon

Along with our amazing community, IBPF will be making a difference at the 2024 Carlsbad Marathon! We need your help to uplift the runners with signs of encouragement.   The volunteer opportunity will take place from 6:30 A.M - 12:30 P.M. If you cannot make it at...

From Our Blog

Finding Hope Through Challenges

Finding Hope Through Challenges

Author: Sophia Queen

I wanted to start by saying, this road isn’t easy. I forced myself into thinking it would be fine and I would be fine, but many times I’m not…

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Sleep’s Effect on Bipolar Disorder

Sleep’s Effect on Bipolar Disorder

Author: Sam Bowman

The sleep-wake cycle is an important factor in overall health. The quality of sleep you are getting impacts several areas of your health, including heart function, circulation, metabolism, respiratory system, and immune system…

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