Bipolar support groups are very useful
for those who suffer from bipolar disorder. It works quite well to
have the support of people who have a disorder similar to, or the
same as, yours.
Just like depression support groups,
the groups for bipolar disorder work by providing you information
online for groups that meet offline.
One such online resource is Depression
and Bipolar Support Alliance. You can go to
Depression and Bipolar Support Group Locator, type in your zip code and find a bipolar support group
that meets in your area.
Psychology Today magazine offers a web
page where you can search for groups for bipolar disorder. However,
you have to know how to search to find the groups. Here are the steps:
Click on Psychology
Today Groups Search Locator.
Type in your zip code in the search box and click on the search icon
or press the enter key on your keyboard. That will bring up a list of
all therapy groups in your zip code.
Then click on More... under the Issues heading. Then click on the link Bipolar Disorder under the Issues heading. You will get anywhere from zero to a few groups listed. Then
click on either the name of the county or the name of the state on
the right of the words 'Broaden search to'. That will get you a list
of groups that meet to help with bipolar disorder. Please try to stay
away from the button that will broaden you search by a few miles.
Sometimes that button does not work well.
Once you are in the county list, or state list, you can
click on the Price, A-Z or Gender button to sort the list by price, in an alphanumeric order, or by gender of participants. When you
have questions about a group, or need more information, call the phone
number of the group provided with the name of the group.
An easy way to find a support group
for bipolar support is to go to Bipolar Disorder Meetup and type the name of your country in the box under the word Country
and either select the city in the next box or type in the zip code or
postal code in that second box, then click the Search button.
be aware that currently there are only 161 groups in 128 cities in 10
countries worldwide. The largest and newest groups are listed on
that same page.
For groups that are online only, go to
the Depression and Bipolar Support Group Locator page provided by Depression
and Bipolar Support Alliance and under the heading
'Online Support Groups' you will find a link for such groups.
Pyschcentral website provides a list of
sixty online groups for bipolar support at Psychcentral Online Groups for Bipolar Support. A few of these groups work as forums.
If you need a bipolar disorder support group
that specifically meets your needs, it would be a good idea to
contact a psychiatrist, psychologist or your personal physician. For a
bipolar disorder, you need your own efforts and the help of
professional health care providers, family, friends and support
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