Bipolar Disorder

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.

AMI-Quebec has a support group both for people living with bipolar and for their families and friends. For more information click here. To explore all our programs, click here.

For other organizations that can help you understand and cope with bipolar in yourself or in a loved one, please see below.




bp MagazineWebsitePrint and digital magazine about bipolar, forum support groups [E]USA
Canadian Mental Health AssociationWebsiteInformation on depression and bipolar disorder [E/F]Canada (ON)
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance1-800-826-3632Education, tools and resources for people with bipolar & depression; 24 hour Helpline [E]USA
Douglas Institute Bipolar Program514-761-6131 x3303Specialized treatment for bipolar disorder [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)
Friends for Mental Health514-636-6885Support groups and counseling for caregivers only [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Healthline (Bipolar Disorder)WebsiteInformation about bipolar [E]Online (USA)
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-888-486-8236Online forums, support groups, information and education [E]ON
Mood Disorders Society of Canada613-921-5565
Information, advocacy, referrals, and support groups for family and consumers [E/F]Canada
MUHC Mood Disorders Program514-934-1934 x31798Therapy & treatments for mood disorders [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill1-800-950-6264Education, programs, and support groups for those living with Bipolar Disorder and other mental health conditions. [E]USA
The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder403-263-7408Information, support, education [E]AB
National Institute of Mental Health 1-866-615-6464Bipolar Disorder in children and teens, education for caregivers. [E]USA
Relief (formerly Revivre)1-866-738-4873Education, resources, support groups, counseling [F; some E groups]Montreal (Plateau)