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Bipolar Hotlines and Resources

What is bipolar?

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression)  

Understanding the Different Types of Bipolar Disorder

Below are some resources specifically for bipolar. For general mental health and support hotlines and resources, see here

Self help online - Worldwide

- 7 Cups of Tea: Self help guide for bipolar
- 7 Cups of Tea: Bipolar support community

Hotlines and resources per country

Canada - Ontario only 

- Mood Disorders Association of Ontario: Offer free support to people across Ontario who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar. Support line available 9:30 am-5pm mon-fri. Phone 1- 866- 363- 6663 or visit website
United Kingdom

- Mind Information: Information and advice about bipolar. Visit website
- Mind information: Information and advice about mania and hypomania. Visit website

- Bipolar UK: A user-led charity that works to enable people affected by bipolar disorder (manic depression ) to take control of their lives. Provides information, and a wide range of support services for members. Also helps people by supporting self-management, and with a national helpline and local self help groups throughout the UK. Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Phone 0333 323 3880
United States

- Families for Depression Awareness: Helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. Information and advice. Visit website

- Mental Health America: Information about bipolar. Visit Website

- Mixed Episodes: Information and advice about bipolar 1 and mixed episodes. Visit website

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