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Community and Internet Resources

Community:Support Groups and Disability Specific Organizations

Bipolar Disorder

State Listings:   WI /    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) ) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA has a grassroots network of more than 1,000 patient-run support groups across the country. They also publish more than two dozen easy to understand educational materials about living with mood disorders, all available free of charge. To learn how DBSA may be able to assist you, call (800) 826-3632 or e-mail questions@dbsalliance.org.

Harbor of Refuge Organization, Inc. is a website offering peer-to-peer support for people with Bipolar disorder and those that care about them. The site offers self-care strategies, frequently asked questions concerning Bipolar disorder, various writings, a disussion forum and much more.

New Sign K12 Academics: Bipolar Disorder is a website devoted to providing resourceful information for a number of topics in education and disabiliities. The section for Bipolar Disorder includes Bipolar Disorder and Creativity, Causes, Diagnosis, Domains of the Bipolar Spectrum, Epidemiology, History, Ongoing Research, Personal Descriptions, Relapse, Research Findings, Suicide Risk, Treatment, books, videos, organizations, support services & mailing lists for the disabilities.

Kristin Brooks Hope Center offers the Hopeline crisis hotline network. The network connects people who are depressed or suicidal, or those who are concerned about someone they love, automatically to an AAS certified crisis center. To reach the hopeline, call (800) 784-2433.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a wonderful site loaded with information about bipolar disorder. It lists the symptoms, cause, and treatments, and discusses the many types of medications available. This site offers many ways to get involved in seeking information, research, advocacy, and support. There are state and local chapters, walks, newsletters, veterans resources, and informative links for providers.

Pendulum Resources is the web presence of the Pendulum e-mail list, an on-line support group for Manic-Depressives. Information on this site is by consumers, for consumers. The site features general diagnostic and treatment information, articles about Depression and Manic-Depression, writings such as poems and essays, a chat area and much more.

State Listings


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. (DBSA SEW) at P.O. Box 13306, Milwaukee, WI, 53213-0306 or call Roseann (414) 964-2586 or e-mail at dmdasewmilw@hotmail.com.

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