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Resources

Find local resources for a wide variety of topics revolving around bipolar disorder.

Educational Videos

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

Honoring Mothers and the Importance of Self-Care

Happy Mother's Day! Tamu Lewis joins us to honor mothers and discuss the importance of self-care & love. Tamu Lewis, MBA, is the Co-Founder and Board President of the Lee Thompson Young (LTY) Foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to mental health...

Resiliency Strategies for Recovery from Serious Mental Illness

Researchers Carissa Coudray, Piper Meyer-Kalos, and Anne Williams-Wengerd, from the University of Minnesota, share their findings on resiliency in individuals experiencing Bipolar Disorder, as well as what resiliency could look like for family members of individuals...

Motherhood and Moods

Author: Ashley Witkins   My parenting journey started in 2010, but it wasn’t until my second child, born in 2014, when my mental health started to decline. Shortly after my second son’s first birthday, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Since 2015 I have been...

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What I Wish My Family Knew

What I Wish My Family Knew

Author: Margaret Fitzgerald   My family knew little about serious mental illness when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  Hindsight is 20/20.  What follows are what would have best helped me be successful in life before and after my diagnoses.   Many...

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Simplifying and Communicating

Simplifying and Communicating

Author: Sarah Ross   I find strength to persevere through challenging times by simplifying tasks as much as possible and through communication. If I keep my thoughts to myself, I will just end up spiraling. Once I reflect my thoughts to someone I trust, I feel a...

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The First Time

The First Time

Author: Sophia Falco   the world was fake, merely a blue green marble that started to crack, the lines ran too deep the same day it rolled off the kitchen table after the argument that this marble was more than just a marble also a representation of the ocean and...

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The Road to Healing

The Road to Healing

Author: Ambika Paul The road to healing has been like walking on a tightrope with no flashlight or map; and I don’t know if there's an actual finish point. From my experiences with Bipolar disorder, I’ve learnt to not suffocate myself with expectations of what my...

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Racing

Racing

Author: Mallory Bockelman   When I race, I’m MetaMal. Meta meaning more, above, and beyond The race begins easy. Less sleep, more thoughts and energy. Beginning slowly but always building Becoming a force of ideas never ending   This race is not your...

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