Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

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Where do I go for help?

If you're not sure where to get help, call your family doctor. You can also check the phone book for mental health professionals. Hospital doctors can help in an emergency.

I know someone who is in crisis. What do I do?

If you know someone who might be thinking about hurting himself or herself or someone else, get help quickly.

  • Do not leave the person alone.
  • Call your doctor.
  • Call 911 or go to the emergency room.
  • Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, toll-free: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The TTY number is 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).

Contact us to find out more about bipolar disorder.

National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 301-443-4513 or 1-866-615-NIMH (6464) toll-free
TTY: 301-443-8431 or 1-866-415-8051 toll-free
Fax: 301-443-4279
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
Website: http://www.nimh.nih.gov

SOURCE:

United States. National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health. "Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens."

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/1/2015
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