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What are mood disorders??

Marked by extreme changes in moods, depression and bipolar disorder (also called manic-depressive disorder) are highly treatable medical illnesses.  Depression​ is changes in mood, behavior, and thoughts that lasts at least 2 weeks and significantly impacts everyday life.  Bipolar Disorder ​is extreme changes in mood, thoughts, energy and behavior that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression​.  These mood changes can last for days, weeks, or months.  ​Both mood disorders can be treated and managed.


Support

Links to useful websites:

 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance   www.dbsalliance.org

 National Alliance on Mental Illness               ​www.nami.org

 Bring Change 2 Mind          www.bringchange2mind.org

 Active Minds     www.activeminds.org

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 Families Anonymous  www.familiesanonymous.org

 ​The Mighty http://themighty.com

 ​Helpguide.org http://www.helpguide.org



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We know that mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder can be very isolating.  We provide a safe and confidential place to talk about issues and concerns, as well as share success and challenges.  You are not alone!