Support Groups

It is often overwhelming to face mental health problems. Many of my patients tell me they feel isolated and alone in what they are going through. By joining a support group it helps to feel connected to real people also going through what you are dealing with. Here are a list of support groups where you are able to find help.

Bipolar Los Angeles

This is our group based out here in California. We put together monthly events where you can meet, discuss, and share experiences with bipolar disorder:

http://www.meetup.com/Bipolar-Los-Angeles-and-Beverly-Hills-Group/

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers information on depression and bipolar disorder, groups, and many resources for families and individuals with bipolar disorder. To find a support group in your local area please see:

 http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=support_findsupport

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

 

Alcoholism is often something people struggle with. It is a very challenging addiction to live with. This gives a detailed list of AA groups in the United States and Canada

 

http://www.aa.org/lang/en/central_offices.cfm?origpage=373

 

 

Narcotics Anonymous

 

NA is a twelve step program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous for people who have problems with drugs. There are over 58,000 meetings worldwide.

 

You are able to find NA meetings at:

http://www.na.org/?ID=home-content-fm

 

 

NAMI: National Association on Mental Illness

 

NAMI is a non-profit group helping families and individuals with mental illness.

Click here to find your local NAMI office. You are able to call them and  find resources they offer your community.

 

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Your_Local_NAMI&Template=/CustomSource/AffiliateFinder.cfm

 

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline

 

This is a free 24 hour number you can call if you are in crisis. It offers free help to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

 

1-800-273-TALK (8255) or

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

 

If you would like to have any other groups added please email us at bipolarlosangeles@gmail.com

 

 

 

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