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Links 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.

For Parents of Children/Adolescents with bipolar disorder EMPOWER Colorado. 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 children. 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.

Research and Advocacy 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 this website.

Advocacy Organizations National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
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. National 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.

Recovery Resources Bipolar Significant Others (BPSO)
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. National Empowerment Center (NEC)
The NEC envisions a future when everyone with a mental illness recovers.
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.

Workplace/Occupational The Denver Employment Alliance
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. Reintegration Today
This website has useful information about occupational and health issues for those with mental illness challenges. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) 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.

Legal Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
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.

Research and Reference 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.

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Jane Mountain, MD
Phone: 303.329.3364
P.O. Box 300039
Denver, Colorado 80203-0039