Some good online support groups for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder include Bipolar Support Friends, Bipolar Caregivers and Bipolar Child Support, according to PsychCentral. Support groups are often helpful for people living with mental illnesses because they provide an opportunity to share experiences, receive guidance, and help others with mental illness feel like they are part of a community that understands them, explains Mental Health America.
Bipolar Support Friends is an online support community on Yahoo forums that helps people learn about the disease, ask questions and talk about their struggles coping, according to PsychCentral. Anyone over 18 is welcome to join.
Bipolar Caregivers is an organization that provides resources and advice to the friends and family of people who have this mental illness, reports Bipolar Caregivers. Examples include how to deal with emergency situations and how to help people with this mental illness become more independent.
Bipolar Child Support is another useful online resource intended to educate and help both parents and teachers who work with children who have bipolar disorder, explains PsychCentral. Its mission is to help caregivers and children improve their lives when they are struggling with this disorder and to help them understand how children with this mental illness may have unique educational needs and require special assistance.