The following resources are intended to complement the Conversations on Mental Health and in particular the Conversation Guide on Bipolar Disorder.
Robert D Sutherland Memorial Foundation for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
The Sutherland Center’s mission is to provide expert psychiatric and psychological care to individuals and families with bipolar disorder who are unable to pay for services in the community. The Center offers a sliding-fee scale, with the majority of the treatment costs being paid with grants from the Sutherland Foundation. Center staff is also committed to educating the public about bipolar disorder and to training mental health professionals.
The website includes information and resources on bipolar disorder, details on upcoming seminars and information on how to access their services. To learn more visit http://www.rdsfoundation.org.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – Longs Peak Chapter (serving Longmont and Firestone)
Longs Peak Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers a small, dedicated support group that meets weekly in Longmont. They have social events occasionally, giving an opportunity to socialize, make friends, and spend some time with those who understand mood disorders best.
Group meetings follow a format provided by national DBSA. They read guidelines at the beginning of each meeting and adhere to them in order to provide a safe, friendly and confidential environment. The meetings cover a number of topics. They are a pro-recovery focused group, discussing coping strategies and healthy ways to live with their illness. The Founder is a working Certified Peer Specialist.
For more information call 303-810-9629, email DBSALongspeak@gmail.com or visit www.dbsalongspeak.org.
Soft Voices Drop-In Center
The Soft Voices Drop-In Center is a safe and creative place in Longmont for people with mental health challenges.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Their website has extensive information on a variety of mental health issues. You can visit their website for information on the symptoms, causes, treatments and support available for bipolar disorder. Additional resources include: