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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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Starry Night 2023

You are invited! October 7th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM We are thrilled to invite you to Starry Night 2023 in North San Diego County, a fundraising event dedicated to illuminating the journey of individuals living with bipolar disorder and celebrating their incredible...

From Our Blog

The Best of Intentions

The Best of Intentions

Author: Elizabeth Horner

Bipolar Disorder is a tricky illness, even when we think we have it mastered. Fine-tuning our medications, ensuring consistent sleep, eating well, therapy, and balancing stability at work and in our personal lives can feel like carefully setting up a complex Domino course and then praying that everything falls in its place. However, even with the best intensions…

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When the Fog Lifts: Accepting Yourself

When the Fog Lifts: Accepting Yourself

Author: Matt Palmieri

One of the most challenging aspects of living with bipolar is the phase that follows an unfortunate period of heavily distorted thinking. No, I’m not the CEO anymore. Guess I can’t retire just yet…

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