Welcome to the Bipolar Support Group


BSG is free for members and money to run it comes from a Google Ad.

The main way of communication on the site are forums, especially user journals. We read and we write. To become a member, please click "Signup" on the right. If you are a member already but have lost your password, click "Forgot password?" instead.

BSG is the place you want to be if you’re looking for information, understanding and/or to vent about anything and everything concerning Bipolar Disorder. The site is made and run mostly by Bipolar individuals but we also have parents, significant others, friends and other family members. All are welcome, but nearly everything on the BSG is off limit for non members, to protect personal information and to let us express ourselves freely. Again, welcome to the BSG we look forward to meeting you! 

Security and privacy

-Our forums are spammer free
-BSG is checked for malware daily by SiteLock
-All data between your browser and our site is encrypted
-BSG has automatic backups done, so you will not lose your writings
-You need to have a working email address to become a member, and for the site to work properly.
-We have no need to know who you are.
-For our site to function, you need to accept/ not to block a cookie called "BSG". Your browser's basic setting is to accept cookies, so it is automatic. If you want, you can delete the cookie after you sign-out. The cookie will delete itself a Month after your last sign-in.
-We have a fast server, with security and speed around the world enhanced by CloudFlare

Facts for family and friends

-Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder
-About 5.7 million adults are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder
-The Average age being 25
-Alcohol and drugs are often used as a form of self medication.
-According to the American Psychiatric Association the suicide rate for Bipolar Disorder is 15%
-It can take up to a year for a person to fully recover from a severe Bipolar episode.
-It can take up to 3 years for a person to adjust and be on the correct medications.
-Children and teenagers are often misdiagnosed with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder -Bipolar Disorder is genetic
-Bipolar Disorder usually needs to be treated with medication
-It isn’t unusual for a person to relapse after being stable
-Rapid cycler – a person who has four or more severe episodes in a year
-Mixed mania (mixed episodes) – when both depressive and manic episodes occur in a day for about a week

Fast J. A. and Preston, PhD J. (2006) Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: a 4-step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the illness and Create Lasting Stability. a note for family members and family xx-xxi Fast, J. A. and Preston, PhD J. (2006) Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder: a 4-step Plan for You and Your Loved Ones to Manage the illness and Create Lasting Stability. What is Bipolar Disorder?



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