Bipolar Free Resources

Online Bipolar Disorder Test

While only a medical professional can accurately give a diagnosis, the internet has made it easy to take online screenings that can help give you a better idea of whether or not you have a bipolar disorder.

HELPLINES

In the U.S.: Call the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-6264 or find DBSA Chapters/Support Groups in your area. (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

UK: Call the peer support line at 0333 323 3880 and leave a message for a return call or Find a Support Group near you. (Bipolar UK)

Australia: Call the Sane Helpline at 1800 187 263 or find a local Support Group. (Bipolar Australia)

Canada: Visit Finding Help for links to provincial helplines and support groups. (Mood Disorders Society of Canada)

India: Call the Helpline at 1860 2662 345 or 1800 2333 330. (Vandrevala Foundation)

TREATMENT & THERAPY SERVICES

Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.

Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counsellors and psychotherapists.

7 Cups Of Tea – an online service with thousands of volunteer listeners stepping up to lend a friendly ear.

Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)

Related Deals: Get 20% Off Online-Therapy.com

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Peer-based (patients talking to patients) services and resources related to depression and bipolar disorder. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI works to support and educate the public about various mental disorders, with the goal of improving the quality of life for all people diagnosed with mental illness.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA is a government resource for finding information and treatment resources for mental illness. 

APPS

Moodfit (Android/iphone):  a free mental health app whose tools and insight are meant to “shape up” your mood. Moodfit also helps you learn new skills, like gratitude and mindfulness, in just a few minutes per day. 

MoodMission (Android/iphone): the app helps people dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression. It recommends “missions” based on how the user is feeling. These missions include:

  • Emotion-based activities like breathing exercises
  • Behavior-based activities like learning how to knit, crochet, or sew
  • Physical activities such as push-ups
  • Thought-based activities such as learning how to reframe negative thoughts

Headspace (Android/iphone): a meditation app that can help you learn how to live mindfully with a variety of themed sessions on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety.

Happify (Android/iphone): a fun app that will keep you engaged while also boosting your mood. The games in the app are science-based activities meant to reduce stress, build resilience, and overcome negative thoughts. 

Breathwrk (iphone): The app presents a collection of breathing exercises based on your goal: falling asleep, feeling relaxed, feeling energized, and alleviating stress.

TED TALKS

What is bipolar disorder? | Helen Farrell

Destigmatizing bipolar depression | Eric Chase

Being bipolar is my strength | Nadya van der Sluis

Taking Off the Mask of Bipolar; Remove the stigma from mental illness | Jame Geathers

Living with Bipolar Type II | Laura Bain

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