Depression Wellness Guides, for people with depression and bipolar disorder and their family members

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The Guides help you:
  • Get well faster and stay well
  • Monitor treatment with your clinician
  • Understand what helps and what doesn't
  • Know if you're having adverse reactions to medication
  • Avoid hospitalizations and suicidal behavior


Choose one of the following:





Adult Guide Parent and Teen Guides Guías de Bienestar para la Depresión y la Bipolaridad (Spanish)


We tested the guide with hundreds of families across the country. Here is what they said:

"My teen daughter and I both used the guides and my daughter really loved 'monitoring mommy'." Cynthia Armistead

"The guide helped me tremendously in answering my therapist's question, 'How have you been?' That was always difficult to answer and it was easy to say that I was awful. But guide showed that I really was improving." Mary Margaret D.

"I was blown away by the positive effect the guide had on me. It made all the difference in my recovery. I was able to recognize certain feelings and situations as key trigger points when I could barely see a ray of hope." Cynthia Kapin

Family Stories

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-TALK or 911 immediately. For crisis support via text message, text LISTEN to 741741.