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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA is a national organization whose mission is to "provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder." Their website provides information on mood disorders and places to find support.

Facing Us Clubhouse
Created by DBSA, Facing Us Clubhouse is an online community which provides access to a variety of tools. Users can keep a personal journal, develop a wellness plan, track wellness, and share tips.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This site, specifically targeted to children and adolescents, offers a specific section called "Facts for Families" containing articles on topics such as the transition to college with a mental disorder, ADHD, Autism, depression, eating disorders, and advocacy; a medical professional finder, and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a mental health advocacy organization. Its goals include offering hope, reform, and health to the American community by providing education, support, and advocacy. The NAMI website has information on a wide range of mental illnesses, medications, and support resources.

Healthy Minds
Mental health information from the American Psychiatric Association.

Medlineplus
MedlinePlus is a health information website sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides current and authoritative information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, specific diseases and conditions, and clinical trials.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The SAMHSA website has information and publications on substance abuse and mental health issues. There are also tools for finding treatment services nearby.

The Jed Foundation
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and untreated mental health problems prevent thousands more students from graduating every year. The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students. The Jed Foundationís programs are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals and target students, parents, colleges, the medical community, and the general public. Explore this site to learn more about our work and how you can get involved in our efforts to help college students across the country.

Students With Children
This website is dedicated to the needs of students at U-M who juggle parenting/family care, study, and work. Resources include child care, financial assistance, social support, housing, and health care information.

LawLifeline
From tips on managing stress and creating balance, to information on treatable mental health conditions like depression - LawLifeline is your confidential, online resource for taking care of your emotional health. If you or a friend are having a hard time, you can take our anonymous screening tool, get the facts on common mental health conditions, or find support and resources on your campus.

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison, 1995
A memoir written by a renowned clinical psychologist describing her personal experience of bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, 3rd Edition by Francis Mondimore, 2014
This book contains a discussion of the causes of bipolar disorder, and toold for the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. The book also contains a survey of medications and other supplements said to be effective in treatment.

I am Not Sick, I Don`t Need Help!: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment by Xavier Amador, 2010
Written after the author`s struggle to get his schizophrenic brother to accept treatment, this book discusses tips and techniques to get someone with schizophrenia, bipolar, or other disorders accept treatment, when many of these patients do not believe they are ill.

The Bipolar Handbook: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-date Answers by Wes Burgess, 2006
Written by a psychiatrist that specializes in bipolar disorder, this book answers more than 500 questions asked by real patients and families.

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know by David Miklowitz, 2002
This book covers the origins, symtoms, and treatments available for those with bipolar disorder.

College of the Overwhelmed by Richard Kadison, 2004
This book is written as a guide for students, parents, and others that work with them. It explores the many different stress factors college students face that cause so many of them to suffer from mental illnesses. It also offers some tips for helping students beat stress, and succeed in the college setting.

The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date Answers by Wes Burgess, MD, 2008
This book tackles every area of bipolar disorder: causes; medical treatment and psychotherapy; strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle; and preventing, coping with, and treating bipolar episodes. More than five hundred questions and answers address, among other questions, how to choose the right doctor or specialist for your child; what treatment and medication protocols are best; and how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes. Special chapters on practical strategies for academic success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect teens versus smaller children, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life.

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