Shining a Light on Psychiatric Disabilities: Bipolar Disorder

After recently checking into a mental health facility for the treatment of bipolar II disorder a famous entertainment celebrity is now shining light on bipolar disorder. The article featured on CNN Health from Health.com provides an extensive overview of the four main subtypes of bipolar spectrum disorders:  bipolar I, bipolar II, bipolar not otherwise specified (NOS), and cyclothymia.

Read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/13/bipolar.disorder/index.html

For more information and resources related to mental illness and bipolar please visit:

Disability.gov – Mental Health Resources
Various information and resources related to mental health. .
www.disability.gov/health/disabilities_&_chronic_health_conditions/mental_health_ &_substance_abuse_disorders

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.
Toll Free Information Helpline:  800/950-6264 (V), 888/344-6264 (TTY)
Available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST
Phone: 703/524-7600 (V), 703/516-7227 (TTY)
Email: info@nami.org
Information Helpline: www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Find_Support/Helpline/NAMI_Information_Helpline. htm
www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Toll Free:  866/615-6464 (V), 866/415-8051 (TTY), 301/443-4513
Email:  nimhinfo@nih.gov
www.nimh.nih.gov

Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association)
Toll Free Mental Health Resource Center:
800/969-6642 (V), 800/433-5959 (TTY)
The Resource Center is available Monday through Friday
from 9 am until 5 p.m. EST
If you need immediate help call the National Hope line Network
800/784-2433 to reach a 24-hour crisis center in your area.
Toll Free Suicide Helpline:  800/273-8255
Phone: 703/684-7722
www.nmha.org

About cgraves34

Media Specialist for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through Administration for Community Living (ACL) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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