This is the website of the Wellness and Education Coalition Network of
Colorado. Check them out for advocacy issues in the state of Colorado.
Learn about the Leadership Academy.
Parents of Children/Adolescents with bipolar disorder
Support groups in Colorado for parents of children with brain
differences. See this site for meeting times and places and for
educational events about bipolar disorderand other brain differences in
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)
This site is especially good for up to the date research and
information on bipolar disorder in kids. Even if you are not a kid or
parent of a child with bipolar disorder, you may find some interesting
facts that may help you understand your own childhood.
www.isbd.org. International Society for
Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)
This society publishes the leading medical journal on bipolar disorder.
They also publish ISBD Global,
a newsletter about bipolar disorder. Dr. Mountain writes quarterly
articles for their newsletter and is on their editing board. If you are
not a member you can access her articles by going to Read
Dr. Mountain's Articles on
www.nmha.org. National Mental Health
This non profit is a leading advocacy and educational organization
offering a wide range of services for those seeking mental wellness.
Local affiliates are found throughout the United States. NMHA advocate
with those who have psychiatric diagnoses for better care and also for
better understanding of mental health for all Americans. Links to local
affiliates can be found on this site.
Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
This organization is a leader in providing support and advocacy for
those with psychiatric diagnoses and their family members. Local
chapters can be found on this national site. NAMI is well known for
their Parent to Parent classes and other educational programs.
www.bpso.org. Bipolar Significant Others
The material presented on this site is intended to provide information
and support to the spouses, families, friends and other loved ones of
those who suffer from bipolar disorder (manic-depression). Check out
this site for multiple links to other sites about bipolar and for
supports for family members.
For the latest about depression and bipolar, check out John McManany's
website. John is a former financial journalist with a law degree.
Hundreds of reports and articles can be found on his site as well as a
chance to respond to questions that affect us all.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA is a nationwide organization promoting support groups. Their site
provides a directory of their affiliate support groups and information
on how to start support groups.
Hope, Healing and Help for Mental Health, Trauma, and
Abuse through music, resources, and advocacy.
This is a site that helps connect health seekers with health providers.
You will find information about the mental health system and tips on
making healthcare decisions.
National Empowerment Center (NEC)
The National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse, the
nation's first national consumer technical assistance center, has
played a major role in the development of the mental health consumer
movement. The consumer movement strives for dignity, respect, and
opportunity for those with mental illnesses. Consumers, those who
receive or have received mental health services, continue to reject the
label of those who cannot help themselves.
www.power2u.org. National Empowerment Center
The NEC envisions a future when everyone with a mental
This is a cutting edge organization in the recovery
field with the latest in recovery programs.
The US Psychiatric
Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)
This organization is dedicated to promoting, supporting and
strengthening community-oriented rehabilitation services and resources
for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
This delightful website has a monthly newsletter with a potporri of
interesting articles about mental health issues.
www.employingdenver.org. The Denver
This is a coalition of community-based nonprofit job training and
placement organizations. It helps individuals find opportunities to
achieve economic independence. It has members listings, job
opportunities and a newsletter.
This link will help individuals and employers find resources for those
challenged by bipolar in the workplace. Steps for asking for and
deveolping accommodations are included. Those with bipolar are covered
by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of
1978 and subsequent acts.
This website has useful information about occupational and health
issues for those with mental illness challenges.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the
agency is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with
or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.There is a wealth of
information on this site from tips to deal with disasters such as
Katrina to the newest mental health action agenda. See the National
Registry for Evidenced Based Practices (NREPP) and find Achieving
the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America.
www.bazelon.org. Bazelon Center for Mental
This website has information on mental health law. Use it for questions
about the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights issues
regarding mental health. Also keep up to date on recent legal decisions
regarding mental health issues.
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities &
Older Adults (Colorado). Find information and help on a
number of legal issues including housing and occupational needs.
The Surgeon Generals Report on Mental Health, 1999. On this website you
will find the Surgeon Generals first ever report on mental health
(1999) as well as subsequent reports. You can download it or order a
copy through any US Government Bookstore.
suggestions for additional URLs are welcome.