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Established in 1983, Bipolar UK is a national user-led organisation and registered charity for people whose lives are affected by bipolar disorder. Bipolar UK aims to enable people affected by bipolar to take control of their lives through the services that we offer members. These include self help groups, information and publications, employment advice, self management training programme, 24-hour legal advice line for employment, legal, benefits and debt issues, travel insurance scheme.
Bipolar Disorder Learning Centre - Healthline.com
is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings, from mania
to depression. It affects about 5.7 million adults in the United States every
year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Knowing more
about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of bipolar disorder can help you
understand this complex mental disorder.
We are a small and personal collective of experts by profession and experience working in the wider fields of Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Care and Young Peoples Services to advance Recovery and Thriving knowledge. Directors Marion Aslan & Mike Smith have a combined 60+ years experience and have gained international recognition for their innovative work on a range of mental health problems such as Voice Hearing, Psychosis, Self Harm & Self Injury, Paranoia and Depression
We define mental distress as a human condition and variation rather than a disorder, and believe that once we view people as distressed rather than ill, it opens up a wealth of opportunities to support the individual towards recovery and thriving. Our approach challenges workers to reflect upon their own practice values and to consider creative ways in which the individual can be supported to become the expert of his/her own experience, identify the core problems, make sense of their experiences and find solutions for moving on.
Newsletter - Vol 1, Issue 1
DrugAlert.org is a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers.
Dangers is committed to providing the latest information on a range of
medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
While prescription drugs can cure medical conditions and
save lives, they can also cause harm. Defective drugs are known to cause
severe adverse effects and death.
Hugging Barbed Wire
A challenging fusion of words, music and video from experience of psychosis and recovery that puts a stake
through the heart of the stigma surrounding mental health.
Learning Disabilties Reference
A learning disability is considered a classification and includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in the normal manner. Learning disabilities are caused by an unknown factor and this factor or factors affect the brain's ability to process and receive information. This page describes many learning disabilities with links to further information.
Mental Health Foundation
Our research, service development, policy and public and patient involvement teams work across public mental health and health promotion, mental health problems and severe mental illness.
tackle mental health issues which are often neglected, often work in partnership with other organisations, are independent of any one stakeholder group or way of looking at mental health, base our work on strong evidence, incorporate the views of service users, their families and the people who support them, tell the wider world about our findings through campaigns, information work and the media
Mind helps people take control of
their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and
advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Choices - Mental Health
Are you feeling low, depressed, anxious, panicky,
stressed out or under pressure? Around 1 in 4 people will be affected by
mental health issues like anxiety, stress and depression at some point in their
life. This site has information on various mental health conditions and
some interactive tools including self-assessment tests.
Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. We were founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness and today, with over 8,300 members, we remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard. We help over 48,000 people every year through our services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health. We want there to be a greater understanding of the interaction between mental and physical health and the social and cultural context in which people live. We are at the forefront in setting and achieving the highest standards through education, training and research. We lead the way in developing excellence and promoting best practice in mental health services. We promote research and publish the results in our world-class psychiatric journals. We collaborate with key players in the mental health field and are champions for improvements in the quality of mental healthcare throughout all sectors of society. Public education is at the heart of our activities and is an essential component of our website.
SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles featured in The Times newspaper entitled The Forgotten Illness. Written by Marjorie Wallace, now SANE's chief executive, the articles exposed the neglect of people suffering from mental illness and the poverty of services and information.
SANE has three objectives: To raise awareness and respect for people with mental illness and their families and secure better services,
To undertake research into the causes of serious mental illness through The Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research,
To provide help and information to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through SANEline and SANEmail.
Life of A Manic Depressive
Award Winning Blog of Seaneen Molloy:
funny, feisty, fascinating and other things that start with F, parts
of which have been adapted for Louise Ramsdenís play 'Dos and Doníts for the
Mentally Interesting'. Great stuff if you're Manic Depressive. Great
stuff if you're not. Click the link below to see Seaneen perform her Handy
Guide for getting the most from Your Psychiatrist on YouTube.
the Tardive Dyskinesia Center we aim to educate the public about tardive
dyskinesia, a serious movement disorder with symptoms similar to Parkinson's
disease. Tardive dyskinesia can develop in patients who have been treated with
certain prescription antipsychotics. According to Mental Health America, as many
as 1 out of every 5 patients taking neuroleptic or antipsychotic medications for
longer than three months will develop the condition, which can be permanent and
has no known cure. Viewers
without US zip codes may
order the free Tardive Dyskenesia information packs by email or post.