Bipolar Disorder is characterized by cycles of depression and mania. These mood swings, which are out of proportion or unrelated to events in a person’s life, affect thoughts, feelings, physical health, behaviour, and functioning.
For other organizations that can help you understand and cope with bipolar in yourself or in a loved one, please see below.
|bp Magazine||Website||Print and digital magazine about bipolar, forum support groups [E]||USA|
|Canadian Mental Health Association||Website||Information on depression and bipolar disorder [E/F]||Canada (ON)|
|Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance||1-800-826-3632||Education, tools and resources for people with bipolar & depression; 24 hour Helpline [E]||USA|
|Douglas Institute Bipolar Program||514-761-6131 x3303||Specialized treatment for bipolar disorder [E/F] (referral needed)||Montreal (Verdun)|
|Friends for Mental Health||514-636-6885||Support groups and counseling for caregivers only [E/F]||Montreal (West Island)|
|Healthline (Bipolar Disorder)||Website||Information about bipolar [E]||Online (USA)|
|Mood Disorders Association of Ontario||1-888-486-8236||Online forums, support groups, information and education [E]||ON|
|Mood Disorders Society of Canada||613-921-5565||Information, advocacy, referrals, and support groups for family and consumers [E/F]||Canada|
|MUHC Mood Disorders Program||514-934-1934 x31798||Therapy & treatments for mood disorders [E/F]||Montreal (Ville-Marie)|
|National Alliance for the Mentally Ill||1-800-950-6264||Education, programs, and support groups for those living with Bipolar Disorder and other mental health conditions. [E]||USA|
|The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder||403-263-7408||Information, support, education [E]||AB|
|National Institute of Mental Health||1-866-615-6464||Bipolar Disorder in children and teens, education for caregivers. [E]||USA|
|Relief (formerly Revivre)||1-866-738-4873||Education, resources, support groups, counseling [F; some E groups]||Montreal (Plateau)|