If you are a bpd person, one of the most promising treatments is DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). If you are interested in trying this therapy yourself, there is a an online course of study. Its in pdf format and is a rather large file, so be patient for it to load.
A newer website which bills itself as " a group of individuals, both male and female, who have decided to bring together a community for mental health, a community that is NOT enabling and allows those who are actively progressing in their healing to continue with the support of others." Jena, the founder asked that we provide a link for those who want to check out the site, which is called A Brilliant Madness. http://www.abrilliantmadness.org
She further states....
"It is our mission to provide a safe place for people to come to discuss with others like them their issues and problems. We are a supportive community, that strives to provide a healthy atmosphere for all members."
A 10 minute meditation exercise for bipolar people
Mel_D passed along this helpful website for bipolar women who are or are considering becoming pregnant. A look at various bipolar disorder medications and therapies and their impact on pregnancy, breast-feeding and the child.
A fellow bper has written a new book called Blessed With Bipolar. To read excerpts from it and order it if you like, go to http://www.bipolarman.org
Sarah from www.bipolar-lives.com has written an e-book called The Bipolar Diet. I read it and it is very informative and interesting. She has well researched guides to proper nutrition for us bpers, as well as foods that should be avoided. And lots more. Check it out here:
She also has given free access to her e-book The Bipolar Toolkit. It explains how to use 3 really useful tools for managing bipolar disorder: 1) mood charts 2) wellness plans, and 3) treatment contracts. It has templates, examples and checklists to make it easy to use the tools. go to
A lady named Ann Hertel has a very informative, enlightening, and professional looking blog about her adventures in bipolar. She would like anyone interested to visit and offer feedback. Click on the banner below to go there:
A site with lots of interesting articles on bipolar disorder and depression:
Julesy provided this website concerning the use of restraints and seclusion for mentally ill patients. It is very interesting and if you click on the "Take Action" page, you can relate your own experience.
Julesy wrote, "At NAMI San Diego we are working to end the use of seclusion and restraints since the death of my boss's brother, in seclusion and restraints, last April. His, unfortunately, is only one of many tragic stories. There's a place on the site for people to share their stories and it is my hope that some of our chatters might feel compelled to do so. "
www.bipolar-lives.com is a wonderful site run by a fellow bper. It is informative, interesting and entertaining. Topics include: Treatment and treatment centers, advice on applying for disability, diets, chatrooms (including us!), and many many more. Please check it out, and leave a message for Sarah that we sent you.
www.bipolarhappens.com is a really good site for learning to cope. It is run by Julie Fast, a recognized expert and author of books about bipolar disorder.
Seroquel has been possibly linked to some illnesses. Marty passed along this link if you think seroquel may have harmed you. We take no responsibility as to the validity or integrity of this website. Use your own discretion.