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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.

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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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Advantages Of The Bipolar Spectrum: The Link To Creativity Explained

June 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM PT Register for the free webinar by Dr. Tiffany Greenwood here. Creativity has a historical connection with the bipolar spectrum that may result from a shared genetic vulnerability. Previous studies have shown that creativity is particularly...

From Our Blog

African American Mental Health

African American Mental Health

Author: Niki Castle

Growing up in a biracial home, I became aware of the difference between white and black at an early age. My Irish mom received varied responses to her mixed-race kids…

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Getting Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder as an Older Adult

Getting Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder as an Older Adult

Author: Sam Bowman

Getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder as an older adult can be challenging. Stigmas and misconceptions about the condition may be discouraging and lead to feelings of embarrassment or unease. However, bipolar disorder affects millions of older adults…

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Breaking Free From the Cage of Productivity

Breaking Free From the Cage of Productivity

Author: D.O Vo

During my time in university, having to combat the suffocating experience of bipolar depression truly felt like I was drowning. I was trapped in this never-ending cycle of being unable to complete my school work because I struggled with motivating myself while also carrying severe guilt that I couldn’t find the fortitude to excel in my courses…

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Asking For Help as a Man

Asking For Help as a Man

Author: Lee Formella

If you were raised anything like me, you were told to be strong, be a man, be tough, do everything yourself, provide for those around you and definitely, no matter the extremity of the circumstances, do not be a burden to those around you. I am not sure…

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