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




Bipolar Disorder 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, information, support 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)
HelpGuide.orgWebsiteInformation about bipolar disorder and information for caregivers.
Online (USA)
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-866-363-6663Support groups, information, education [E]ON
Mood Disorders Society of Canada519-824-5565Information, advocacy, referrals, and support groups for family and consumers [E/F]Canada
MUHC Mood Disorders Clinic514-934-1934 x34543Therapy & treatments for mood disorders [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill1-800-950-6264Information, support, education [E]USA
The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder1-866-263-7408Information, support, education [E]AB
National Institute of Mental Health 1-866-615-6464Bipolar Disorder in children and teens [E]USA
Education, resources, support groups, counseling [F]Montreal (Plateau)