Links and resources
Comprehensive page that links out to many resources, including facts for families, major symptoms, and practice parameters.
A very extensive look at youth bipolar disorder, including co-morbidities, signs to watch for, and how to help. Parents will find this resource especially helpful.
Here you will find detailed information regarding the symptoms and treatments for youth bipolar disorder.
A list of helpful strategies for parents of children with bipolar disorder. This is an excerpt from the book Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Individuals and Families.
This page provides information about mood problems in many different languages, including Chinese, French, Italian, and Punjabi.
Choose among different topics in mental health and groups of people to learn about.
An easy-to-read Canadian infographic for youth mental health created by the York Region of Ontario.
A point-form list of the causes, costs, and impact of mental illness in Canada.
Scroll down about a quarter of the page to find very comprehensive statistics for mental health of Canadian youth (includes graphs). You will also find detailed information in the mood disorders section.
Find support groups in major cities/areas (e.g. Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo). This site also contains information about support programs for families, online peer support, and telephone support.
The BMF provides many resources for both teens with mood disorders and their families. For families (under the "Connect" tab), resources include forums, blogs, and online support groups. Teens and young adults can find videos, podcasts, and more under the "FlipSwitch" tab.
While this site contains an abundance of information on depression and bipolar disorder, especially helpful are their resources are under the "Help Others" tab, where families can learn how to help in a crisis and support a child with a mood disorder.
Resources on this page focus on consumer support for a wide variety of mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, and how families can help their loved ones who have a mental illness.
Location and contact
Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
F-wing, ground floor,
room FG 53
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
The Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder Turns Five
March 27, 2015
Bipolar Disorder as a Vascular Disease: Clinical & Scientific Implications
Neuroscience of Youth Depression Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill - October 2014