Local Resources in the Triad including activities, volunteer and social groups.





Bipolar News  a guide to the latest research on bipolar, by one of the leading researchers in the field (Dr. Post).

PsychEducation Here Dr. Phelps presents a wealth of up-to-date information on bipolar.

Electronic Mood Charting A review of e-options.  Also try Optimism.

Read a personal story of bipolar-II from New York Magazine

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group for patients

Bipolar Care for family

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Bipolar: A Guide for Patients and Families (PDF)

International Society For Bipolar Disorders Links a nice selection of information centers, foundations, research centers, and more personal web sites about bipolar.

Black Dog Institute The Australians discovered the first treatment for bipolar, and this Australian mood center has many innovative internet programs for patients.  It includes an interactive recovery guide.

National Institute of Mental Health patient guides




Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Foundation for Research and Education on Depression

Depression and Pregnancy

Depression and Menopause

Premenstrual Depression  

Postpartum Depression

National Institute of Mental Health patient guides


Support Groups


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
offers regular support groups in Winston-Salem (contact number is 336-277-1800)

First Presbyterian Church offers two support groups for bipolar disorder – one for patients and one for family members - in Winston-Salem (contact number is 336-414-1466)

Forsyth County Mental Health Association: includes information on local support groups

Greensboro Mental Health Association: includes information on local support groups

Winston-Salem Alcoholics Anonymous

NC Narcotics Anonymous

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (includes educational meetings for relatives of people with mental illness)

National Mental Health Association

I Can House (for people with autism or asperger’s)

Professionals In Transition (for people with recent job loss)

Sex Addicts Anonymous




Needy Meds, Partnership for Prescription Assistance and RxAssist are resources for financial assistance programs

TogetherRx discount card for people without medication insurance

Costco usually has the lowest price if you are paying out-of-pocket for medications, and you do not need to be a member to use their pharmacy in NC (go to, click “Pharmacy” then “Drug Pricing”).  You can also find lists of discounted ($4-6) generics at, and other pharmacies.

Index of Drugs

Medscape drug interaction checker


Natural & Complimentary Therapies


National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health

Fact Sheet on Saint John's Wort


Children & Medication


Can Antidepressants Cause Harm? (Dr. Aiken)




All Kinds Of Minds (Learning Disorders)

Learning Disorders


—Updated 4/5/14 by Chris Aiken, MD