for Support and Information
The online bipolar community
is growing by leaps and bounds, both in quality and quantity. Because we
cannot possibly list all the excellent sites out there, we have chosen
to list only the largest sites, and those sites which we feel best
pertain to bipolar parenting. If you are looking for a particular site
which is not listed here, try our BP from
A-Z list! If you are looking for good information on parenting special needs or on mental health, check out our book recommendations page. All books were suggested by members of the mailing lists.
*Descriptions marked with a
have a mailing list available.
For Parents of Bipolar Children
Informational Bipolar Sites
For Family Members
Mental Health Law
Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
- Politically powerful grass roots
organization for families affected by mental illness.
- Colonial Place Three, 2107 Wilson Blvd.,
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
- Toll Free Help Line: 1-800-950-NAMI
Front Desk: (703)524-7600
Depressive Manic Depressive Association (NDMDA)
- Consumer organization with chapters
- 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60610-3526
- Toll Free:
Fax: (312) 642-7243
& Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
- The Child and Adolescent Bipolar
Foundation is a national, parent-led, not-for-profit organization
incorporated on June l6, 1999.
- ll87 Wilmette Avenue, P.M.B. #33l
Wilmette, IL 6009l
- Main: (847) 256-8525
Fax: (847) 920-9310
Parents of Bipolar Children:
Children and Adolescents page
Excellent articles linked. Home page features bipolar parenting chats
and message boards.
Children and Teens
Links and personal stories galore! Geared toward AOL users.
One of the best. Email group is large. Great for parent activists!
in Children and Adolescents
An information extravaganza! Part of Dr. Ivan's Depression Central.
Kids with invisible disabilities. Check out their School page!
of Refuge: Bipolar Disorder
Features hosted chats for parents of bipolar children.
This site has it all! Links, articles, and chats.
Disorder - Suite101.com
New articles all the time, excellent links
Excellent site featuring psychiatric medication and weight control pages
and a suicide memory wall.
Ikelman's Info on Bipolar Disorder
Includes information on the Affective Spectrum and features Joy's list
of Famous Living Bipolars!
Health Source: Bipolar
Huge site, huge mailing list, lots of information.
Home of the Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file.
Well maintained site. Always a good starting point!
Significant Others (BPSO)
Information, articles, support resources. Information on childhood onset
bipolar. Features large email group for loved ones only.
Tips on Coping, Emphasis on the positive aspects of the relationship.
Mailing List for Significant Others.
& Depression: The Silent Epidemic
A must visit site for anyone whose personal relationship is affected by
Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have Mentally Ill Parents (NNAAMI)
Australian site, international relevance. Free educational materials
Center for Mental Health Law
- Legal advocacy for the civil rights
and human dignity of people with mental disability
- 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005-5002
More than meds! One of Suite101's top five bipolar sites.
You will find it here!