Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out
(only author I know was the one who wrote it on the bathroom stall....Anon)
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2 Replies |Report This| Share this:Resources for BP info meds and other help<br />This was last posted by Sky (thanks hon) but I thought it was time to post it again. I have also added a few more websites with some really good info.<br /><br />Cheers Snowy<br /><br />or anyone who needs it...<br /><br />This is a re-post from May, 2008, periodically posted again & updated for reference.<br /><br />Helpful resources: = BOOKS =<br /><br />"01CHow to Survive your Bipolar Brain (and stay functional)"01D By Bob Bradley<br /><br />"01CBipolar Disorder Demystified"01D by Lana R. Castle<br /><br />"01CBipolar Disorder for Dummies "01D by Candida Fink MD<br /><br />"01CMadness: A Bipolar Life"01D by Marya Hornbacher<br /><br />"01CA Mood Apart"01D by Peter C. Whybrow MD<br /><br />"01CA Brilliant Madness"01D by Patty Duke<br /><br />"01CThe Bipolar Child"01D by Demitri Papolos, M.D., and Janice Papolos<br /><br />"01CWe Heard the Angels of Madness"01D by Diane and Lisa Berger<br /><br />"01CThe Complete Idiot"019s Guide to Managing Your Moods"01D by Psy. D., ASPP, John D. Preston<br /><br />"01CAn Unquiet Mind"01D by Kay Redfield Jamison<br /><br />"The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide" by David Miklowski MD<br /><br />"The Bipolar Workbook Tools For Controlling Your Mood Swings" by Monica Basco, PhD<br /><br />"Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life" by Martin E. P. Seligman<br /><br />= WEBSITES =<br /><br />www.facingus.org<br /><br />www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml<br /><br />www.bipolardisorder.com/index.jsp<br /><br />www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home<br /><br />www.realmentalhealth.com/ (24 hr chat)<br /><br />www.bpso.org (for significant others)<br /><br />www.newhopenow.org (Free 24/7 live IM counselors)<br /><br />www.nami.org (national Alliance for mental Illness) - they have 1400 local chapters in every state and provide information and resources FREE<br /><br />www.mentalhealth.com<br /><br />www.dr-bob.org<br /><br />www.psycheducation.org<br /><br />www.bipolarworld.net<br /><br />www.askapatient.com/index.asp (find out drug reviews and side effects from other patients)<br /><br />www.befrienders.org (helpline for emotional support/suicide prevention worldwide)<br /><br /><br />= Help-lines =<br /><br />Hope Line Network: (800) 422-HOPE (1-800-422-4673)<br /><br />National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (toll free) (800) 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)<br /><br />SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center: (800) 789-2647<br /><br />Mental Health America:(800) 969-6642<br /><br />The Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment Hotline (800) 993-1161<br /><br />Nationwide Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Hotline (866) 96-SOBER (1-866-967-6237)<br /><br />Substance Abuse Help: (800) 622-HELP<br /><br />1-800-ADA-Work (for job discrimination/accomodation help)<br /><br />1-888-4PPA-Now ( for help getting free meds) also the same organization can be found at www.pparx.org<br /><br /><br />JFK in 1963 signed a law that put a mental health clinic in every county in the US. You can find these by looking in the blue pages ( gov) of your phone book under mental health.<br /><br />================<br /><br />Canada<br /><br />NAMI-CANADA<br /><br />David Crane<br /><br />Suite 387 (Box 138) 401 Richmond St.<br /><br /> West Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8<br /><br />Tel: 416/822-2107 Fax: 416/926-8048<br /><br />e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org<br /><br />Additonally Here's a link in Canada to the world renown Mental Health hospital CAMH (it's a huge site thus the address is long and I have copied the one that brings you right to the Bipolar info page)<br /><br /><a href="http://18.104.22.168/search?q=bipolar&btnG=Search&output=xml_no_dtd&sort=date%253AD%253AL%253Ad1&ie=UTF-8&client=camhnet2&oe=UTF-8&proxystylesheet=camhnet2&site=default_collection">http://22.214.171.124/search?q=bipolar&btnG=Search&output=xml_no_dtd&sort=date%253AD%253AL%253Ad1&ie=UTF-8&client=camhnet2&oe=UTF-8&proxystylesheet=camhnet2&site=default_collection</a><br /><br />Hope these help!
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