Following are links to various resources we have found to be helpful for professionals, individuals with a bipolar disorder diagnosis, and their family and friends. Use these as resources and not as a substitute for professional care. The information contained in the links is the work product of those posting the information, and we at Trillium Springs Counseling make no claim as to its accuracy and are not responsible for its content or any results from your use of it.
Our founder, Vilda S. Brannen, M.S., NCC, LPC, CPCS was asked to appear in a video on bipolar disorder as part of the counseling resource ministry at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. The video will give you some basic information about bipolar disorder and hope about outcomes with a comprehensive treatment plan. And click here to listen to a radio interview Vilda did with Margot Swann about divorce and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Nassir Ghaemi talks about the "recovery of the ordinary." Dr. Ghaemi is a professor of psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he directs the Mood Disorders and Psychopharmacology Programs. Dr. Ghaemi was formerly Associate Professor and Director of the Bipolar Disorder Research Program at Emory University's Dept. of Psychiatry.
At Trillium Springs Counseling, we are not a crisis center. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please call 800-273-TALK or 9-1-1 immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
Georgia Crisis & Access Line, 1.800.715.4225. The Div. of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Addictive Diseases provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases.
The Atlanta Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The alliance offers a newsletter, regular meetings with speakers, and advocates on issues of importance to the bipolar community.
Bipolar Magazine. The website, bphope.com, has articles from the current and past editions, a blog, forum and other resources.
The International Bipolar Foundation has as their mission to mission to reduce stigma, educate, and seek affordable healthcare.
A Mood Chart helps those with a bipolar disorder diagnosis track their moods on a daily basis. You and your therapist can develop options based on the results.
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides.