Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder involves episodes of mania where a person feels extremely “up” — full of energy, elated, sometimes euphoric — and depressive periods where they feel sad, apathetic and hopeless. If unaddressed, this condition can severely interfere with daily life and well-being but is treatable once diagnosed.

Signs and Symptoms

Here are common symptoms of bipolar’s manic and depressive states. Bipolar disorder is associated with increased risk of substance misuse and suicide, so reach out for help as soon as you notice these signs in yourself or a loved one.

Get Support

These resources can help you find professional support online, on the phone or in person. And if you or a friend are having thoughts of suicide, reach out immediately for a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor anytime. 

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line Text Line Text ACTION to 741741
Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project Website Visit website
ADAA Therapist Search Website Visit website
BetterHelp Website Visit website
Talkspace Website Visit website