Bipolar Disorder (cont.)
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How can I help myself if I have bipolar disorder?
It may be very hard to take that first step to help yourself. It may take time, but you can get better with treatment.
To help yourself:
Where can I go for help?
If you are unsure where to go for help, ask your family doctor. Others who can help are listed below.
You can also check the phone book under "mental health," "health," "social services," "hotlines," or "physicians" for phone numbers and addresses. An emergency room doctor can also provide temporary help and can tell you where and how to get further help.
What if I or someone I know is in crisis?
If you are thinking about harming yourself, or know someone who is, tell someone who can help immediately.
Make sure you or the suicidal person is not left alone.
For more information on bipolar disorder
National Institute of Mental Health
Last Editorial Review: 8/4/2010 7:13:21 PM
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