Hi Moira, this is a website from the National Institutes of Health, they have posted a lot of information about bipolar disorder. The site has information on bipolar and its causes, symptoms and treatments. The website also offers information for parents. If you can please read this webpage over with your parents as it will educate you both on bipolar disorder.
May 12-18, 2013, is National Prevention Week, meant to increase public awareness of and spur action around the prevention of behavioral health issues, such as substance abuse and mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health has a plethora of mental health resources for professionals, families and patients on its website, many available to download for free.
National Institute of Mental Health National Institutes MENTAL of Health - - The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction Learn about changes in the brain that occur during the teen years, and the significance of this stage of development. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health Released: 2011