Depression and Bipolar Resources

Depression and Bipolar Resources General Information/Kids & Teens Resources

This list is being continually updated. If you have any resources, please email the editor.




(If available)


AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


national non-profit. Wide range of resources and links.

ADAA Anxiety Disorders Association of America


Research and
information on anxiety and related problems.

AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention



prevention awareness, interventions and research.

AMA American Medical Association


Good overall
medical info and references.

APA American Psychiatric Association



Good overall
info and references.

APA American Psychological Association



Good info, links,

A Silver Lining

Peer-supported. Not a professional organization.

Bipolar by Chance

Good resources and links.

Bipolar Central

Website by David Oliver. Bipolar and depression runs in his family.

Bipolar Magazine


Good articles, news, research, etc.

Bring Change to Mind

Public awareness, celebrities, links.

Cloud and Townsend



Christian psychologists and authors. Great links, sources, video clips, etc.

DBSA Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance


National non-profit. Great info. Call for local support groups.

Depression Center 734-936-4400 Current research from The University of Michigan Depression Studies Clinic.
Depression Central 1-212-876-7800 Psychiatrist Dr. Ivan Goldberg’s non-profit site. Info and links.
Depression is Real Good info and links. Info by Dr. Greengard, Nobel Prize winner.
Depression Tribe Info on finding professional help.
Faith Net NAMI (703) 524-7600 NAMI partners with Faith-based groups.
Families for Depression Awareness 781-890-0220 Family resources, helping families cope, etc.
Health Central

Current research updates, general info, interviews.
McManamy, John Consumer advocate. Articles, news, legal Info.
Medical News Today 800-969-6642 Current research, studies, news, etc
Mental Health America or
Good overall info.
Mental Health Ministries


Goal: “To erase the stigma of
mental illness.”

Mental Health Recovery (802) 254-2092 Presents WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
Metanoia Info on choosing a provider, suicide prevention, other links.

NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally III 1-800-950-6264 1-703-524-7600 Very good info, links, etc.
NARSAD National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and
Depression 1-800-629-8289 Large research database, good info, etc.
National Medical Association 1-202-347-1895 Good general health Info.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 Helpline. Referrals. Confidential. Toll-free.

NIM National Institute of Mental Health 1-866-615-6464
Largest mental health research institute in the world.
Outstanding info, news, links, etc.
Pathways to Promise


Ministry and mental/emotional problems. Current research, studies, links. New info, updated regularly.
Psych Central 1-976-992-0008 Mental health network for self-help links.
Psych Education www.psycheducation.orgr Solid research presented. Very good info on Type 2 Bipolar.
Real Mental Health 786-228-8800 Links, videos, info, groups.
SAMHSA Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 800-789-2647 866-889-2647 Part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
Stable Moods Site by a therapist who has recovered from a mood disorder.
Stout, Dr. Jim Minister and author discusses practical and spiritual coping skills.
Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 National suicide prevention program.
Survivors Club Inspiring stories of people surviving serious events. Good info.
VETERANS 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 Part of the Veterans Administration outreach Program.



National suicide prevention program. Veterans press option #1.
WebMD Good overall medical resources, including Depression and bipolar.
WIKIPEDIA Great articles with links to books, organizations, etc.
Other Sites, Notes, etc.

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR Support Resources KIDS/TEENS Resources

AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 202-966-7300 Professional, national non­profit. Wide range of resources and links.
BOYS TOWN 1-800-448-3000 Available 24/7 Resources for children and families.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (847) 492-8519 Nonprofit organization focused on kids w/ Bipolar. Info, books, etc.
Depressed Teens Positive, supportive info for teens, links, info, etc.
Keep Kids Healthy 1-310-253-9494 Pediatrician supported, good general info on kids w/depression, etc.
Mental Health Urgent Care Center

Serves entire LA County. Initial assessment and referrals.

Nineline 800-999-9999 Helpline for kids/teens Part of Covenant House.
Parents Med Guide Part of the APA-American Psychiatric Association 1-703-907-8512 1-888-357-7924

Good overall info and references, with
specific info on kids and teens.

RUNAWAY 1-800-RUN-AWAY 1-800-786-2929 Help line for kids/teens who have left or are thinking of running away. Free, confidential, professional. 1-800-8KID-123 1-800-854-3123 Professionally monitored Site for teens to share Their concerns with other teens. Links and info.

 More Resources…