The wit and wisdom of Carrie Fisher
bp Magazine’s Winter 2010 issue celebrates five years of bp Magazine, including an intimate conversation with actress, writer and Broadway star, Carrie Fisher.
Tackling stigma from the stage
bp Magazine's fall cover story takes readers behind the scenes of the Tony Award-winning show, Next to Normal, as they tackle stigma from the stage.
Bipolar Goes to Hollywood!
Read bp Magazine’s latest cover story on how Hollywood is stepping up to educate viewers by showing more responsible portrayals of people with bipolar.
Confronting Mania's Secret Symptom
In this issue, bp Magazine takes an in-depth look at one of the more sensitive topics you'll ever see covered on its pages: hypersexuality, a common but widely misunderstood symptom associated with bipolar disorder.
If you’re looking for something to warm you heart and soul, this issue of bp Magazine won’t disappoint. The inspiring cover story, "The Power of Amends," takes an in-depth look at the challenges and rewards that come from trying to make things right with loved ones we’ve wronged.
bp Magazine new edition: Tackling Anger
Anger. Everyone experiences this intense emotion from time to time. It's a normal, usually healthy response to internal or external events.
But when we can't control our anger-and instead let anger control us-it can jeopardize our personal and professional relationships, which in turn deteriorates our quality of life.
Someone To Lean On
bp Magazine brings you their latest cover story, which looks at the invaluable support that friends and family provide individuals with bipolar disorder.
Older. With bipolar.
A new medical specialty emerges
Canada's Former First Lady Margaret Trudeau Reaches Out
For years, Margaret Trudeau thought her up and down moods were just part of life only later to find they were a result of bipolar disorder.
Latest NIMH Study on Bipolar Disorder
NAMI responds to the Archives of General Psychiatry that published a study on the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder.
New study on bipolar disorder released
Study from the New England Journal of Medicine on the effect of antidepressants on bipolar disorder.
African American Families and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
NAMI has released A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know, oriented especially to African-American families affected by medical illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched
New public service announcements targeted to 18-25 year olds are designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness.
From Mental Illness to Spiritual Wisdom: A Father-Daughter Odyssey
NAMI is pleased to present the full audio of this moving presentation by Tom and Barb Zanzig, who found profound spiritual lessons in learning to cope with bipolar disorder as a family member and consumer, respectively.
The Top Ten Ways to Support Your Mate
If your spouse or loved one has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may be wondering what exactly to expect and how best to show your support.
"The First 48 Hours with Bipolar Disorder"
Whether or not to tell your friends and family about bipolar disorder is a difficult decision. Here you'll find tips on how and what to share.
True or False? The Top 10 Myths About Bipolar Disorder
NAMI has partnered with HealthCentral.com to bring you relevant information from their website. Learn more about the 10 myths about bipolar disorder.
Surveys Reveal Gap in Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment options, public understanding about bipolar disorder remains low, according to two surveys released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on October 6th – Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day. A public knowledge survey, conducted by Harris Interactive®1, shows that even though eight out of ten U.S. adults (82%) claim to know what bipolar disorder is, less than two-thirds (64%) can correctly define bipolar disorder from a list of descriptions of several mental illnesses.
Participate in Research
Individuals with bipolar disorder often use drugs and/or alcohol, complicating their symptoms and treatment. Clinical researchers at UCLA are trying to better understand when and why this
Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder
Careful planning for pregnancy can help women with bipolar disorder optimally manage their illness to minimize their symptoms and avoid risks to the fetus.