Patient Advocacy Group

We have partnered with key advocacy groups for bipolar disorder, including Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). We view these partnerships with patient-centered groups as vital to their mission of improving treatment for bipolar disorder.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance –

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA’s peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through its extensive online and print resources and its nearly 650 support groups and more than 250 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

International Bipolar Foundation -

International Bipolar Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. It was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder causes for consumers and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help. International Bipolar Foundation envisions wellness, dignity and respect for people living with bipolar disorder.

National Alliance on Mental Illness –

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. It is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in communities to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI seeks to provide education, advocacy, support, and leadership for families and individuals affected by mental illness.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America –

Founded in 1979, The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders. ADAA supports public health by leading the way, improving the lives of millions of children and adults and promoting professional and public awareness of anxiety, depression related disorders. ADAA encourages the advancement of scientific knowledge about causes and treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders by working with its mental health professional member base and the broader scientific community. ADAA links people who need treatment with the health care professionals who provide it, find appropriate treatment and develop self-help skills. Lastly, ADAA works to reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders.