Depression and Bipolar Disorder

DEPRESSION

Symptoms of depression can include sadness, loss of interest in previously pleasurable events, fatigue, increased sleep, loss of appetite, decreased ability to concentrate and suicidal thoughts.

The following links contain information about depression and some self-help tips on how to deal with depression

Helpguide.org - Depression

This site contains a wealth of information on depression and some self help tips on dealing with depression

Helpguide.org - Suicide Prevention

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you need to talk to someone right now

eCouch

e-couch provides information about emotional problems - what causes them, how to prevent them and how to treat them. It includes exercises to help you understand yourself and others better

Coping with Depression Workbook

This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about depression and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood

BIPOLAR DISORDER

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA support group aims to give people the opportunity to reach out to others so they could benefit from the experience of those who have “been there.” They motivate individuals to follow their treatment plan. They also help rediscovering strengths and humor people might think they have lost. They provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery.

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 7-8:30 PM at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Located at 34th & Spruce St in the Founders Building on the 3rd Floor in Plaza Room A.

To join contact Denis Hazam, Facilitator, HUP Chapter DBSA

e-mail: denis@hazam.org.

Phone: 267-507-3893 (Work)

215- 545- 0403 (Home Phone) This site contain information on bipolar disorder and can help you recognize the signs and symptoms.  It includes information on where and how to get treatment as well as helping others with bipolar disorder, and also includes some self help tips.

Helpguide.org - Bipolar Disorder

This site contain information on bipolar disorder and can help you recognize the signs and symptoms. Includes information on where and how to get treatment as well as helping others with bipolar disorder. Also includes some self- help tips.

Keeping Your Balance: Bipolar Disorder Workbook

This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about bipolar disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood.