The following are links to various websites providing information, education and resources about Mental Illness.
The International Bipolar Foundation mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America – http://www.adaa.org/
The International Bipolar Foundation will provide you a book “Healthy Living With Bipolar Disorder” free of charge for a PDF version and if you want a hard copy you will pay the shipping. Excellent resource and is available in different languages. Click here for a direct link to the book order form.
National Institute of Mental Health – www.nimh.nih.gov
National Institute of Mental Health (all about medications) – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/index.shtml
National Institute of Mental Health (Laura Bain’s story/video on living with Bipolar II) – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/updates/2013/mental-disorders-as-brain-disorders-thomas-insel-at-tedxcaltech.shtml
National Alliance for Mental Illness – www.nami.org
Mental Health America -www.mentalhealthamerica.net
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – www.samhsa.gov
Bring Change 2Mind – www.bringchange2mind.org
The Balanced Mind Foundation – www.thebalancedmind.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – www.dbsalliance.org
International Mental Health Research Organization – www.imhro.org
What’s my M3? This is a mental health screening site that is very helpful if you think you may have depression, bipolar, PTSD, or anxiety. – http://www.whatsmym3.com
Dr. Ken Druck presentation on living the losses associated with caring for someone who has Bipolar Disorder. It also helps if you are grieving the loss associated with your own mental illness. YouTube Video Dr. Ken Druck is about one hour long. Very well worth watching.
National Institute of Mental Health links for facts and statistics by disorder. This post will make it easy to find specific statistics on the NIMH web page: Mental Disorder Facts and Statistics
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) AllPsych Online’s link to the manual published by the American Psychiatric Association that covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults