You might feel you want to share your experiences of how bipolar disorder has impacted on you with other relatives and find out about their experiences. You can do this by posting something on the REACT Group.
Alternatively you might want to discuss your experiences with the REACT Supporter. They can listen to your experiences and help you think about which bits of REACT might be most helpful to go to next.
The Resource Directory lists these resources (under ‘Bipolar Disorder’ in the Topic Specific Information section) but some resources you may find useful include:
To find out more about bipolar disorder, you can read a report that has been produced by the British Psychological Society which is called ‘Understanding Bipolar Disorder’.
Bipolar UK have information leaflets, amongst other useful information, on Bipolar Disorder on their website www.bipolaruk.org. They have produced an information leaflet for family and friends: www.bipolaruk.org/FAQs/leaflet-information-for-family-and-friends
There are also numerous books that have been written on bipolar disorder:
Coping with Bipolar Disorder: A CBT-Informed Guide to Living with Manic Depression. Jones, Hayward and Lam. 2009. One World Publications