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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card- (PDF)

This wallet card lists the warning signs of depression and suicide that may occur after a traumatic event. It also urges those who exhibit signs to call the toll-free suicide prevention hotline number on the wallet card: 1-800-273-8255.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Information HelpLine: Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions related to mental illness, including information about treatments and supports.

Review Date: June 07, 2012

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Bipolar Disorder - Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Find basic information, videos and research findings on bipolar disorder, a mental illness also known as manic-depression.

Review Date: October 04, 2012

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Bipolar Disorder (Easy to Read)

An easy-to-read booklet with a personal story of bipolar disorder -- includes a checklist of symptoms and tips on getting help.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens (Easy to Read)

An easy-to-read booklet on Bipolar Disorder in children and teens that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Clinical Trials at the National Institute of Mental Health

Find out about new and ongoing mental health clinical research trials and what you and your health care provider need to know before making a decision to participate in a trial.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Find Support: Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers both in-person and online support and forums, educational materials, and personalized wellness tools.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Find Your State & Local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

National Alliance on Mental Illness has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia that provides support, education, information and referral and advocacy. Find your state and local NAMI.

Review Date: October 13, 2011

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Finding a Mental Health Professional- (PDF)

There are many types of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and others. Read on for information on choosing the right type of professional for you, and learn what you can expect from mental health treatment services.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

How You Can Help: Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Individual- (PDF)

This document provides information on warning signs of impending suicide, and lists ways to be helpful to someone who is suicidal.Toll-free numbers to suicide prevention hotlines are listed as well.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

American Association of Suicidology

Personal Wellness Tools: Wellness Tracker and Toolbox

The DBSA Wellness Tracker is an innovative, user-friendly online tool that allows you to keep track of your physical and emotional/mental wellness. The Wellness Toolbox helps you communicate better with your doctor, keep track of your symptoms and moods, and more.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

What is Bipolar Disorder? A Guide to Hope and Recovery for African Americans

Bipolar disorder (also called manic depression) is a serious medical condition that causes extremes in a person’s mood and behavior. Though it affects people of every race, many African Americans with the problem do not receive help.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

Mental Health America