Become aware. The US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that about 1 in 4 American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year, with nearly 6% suffering serious disabilities as a result.
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.