Depression and Bipolar Disorder
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
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
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
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
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.
Mental Health Resources for Young Adults with Bipolar Disorder
This link compiles a list of educational and supportive resources designed to help young adults understand the coping mechanisms and symptoms to better understand how to move forward with their disorder. Among the listed resources are podcasts, apps, virtual support, and organizations with unique perspectives and coping advice from those who deal with mental health issues and mood disorders