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. 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)|