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Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

CABF is a national, not-for-profit organization of more than 27,000 families raising children diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Its website, www.bpkids.org, provides scientifically credible information and support for parents, including online support, advocacy tools, and a library of the latest research on pediatric bipolar disorder. CABF also offers a teen portal with podcasts, blogs and other information for teens and 20s.

National Alliance for Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a non-partisan organization with 1100 state and local affiliates, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the a patient-directed organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. The organization, which has more than 1,000 support groups nationwide, aims to foster an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information.

NARSAD: The Brain and Behavior Research Fund

NARSAD is a charity dedicated to funding research on mental illness, including, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, and anxiety, such as post-traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive disorders. For 23 years, NARSAD has funded grants to nearly 3,000 scientists worldwide who are studying every aspect of brain and behavior disorders that have prevented people from living healthy, productive lives. Formerly known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, NARSAD now supports work on all major mental illnesses.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is a nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 300 affiliates nationwide, the group promotes mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation - everyday and in times of crisis.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Made possible through funding from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, the center runs a toll-free number (1.800.695.0285), a bilingual Web site, an eNews service, and a Research Center - all dedicated to providing information about programs and services around the country for infants, children, and youth with disabilities, special education laws, and effective practices for children with disabilities.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

This independent, nonprofit of attorneys, special education advocates and parents aim is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities.

Bring Change to Mind

Created by actress Glenn Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization), this group aims to combat the stigma of mental illness and provide easy access to information and support. crisis center in your area.

Diagnosis Bipolar: Five Families Search For Answers