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Mania - What is It Like?

Ever wonder what it feels like to have mania? Is it always euphoria and boundless energy? Look through the eyes of a 19 year old college student as she shares how mania has impacted her world.


Welcome, 90210 fans!

Silver from the CW's 90210 was recently diagnosed bipolar. A public service announcement aired, directing teens seeking help to visit thebalancedmind.org. This page was created for these visitors, and contains resources for teens and young adults who are bipolar, 'questioning', or just wanting to learn more.

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NIMH Outreach Partnership Meeting Presentations - March 2011

The Balanced Mind Parent Network is an national partner with the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program and attends their annual conference each spring to learn about the latest research and program development supported by NIMH funding.  We are pleased to share the pPresentation slides from the National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Conference held in Houston, TX March 24 - 27, 2011.


Teens Disproportionately Affected by Mental Disorders

The percentage of youth suffering from a mental disorder is even greater than the most frequent major physical conditions in adolescence, including diabetes or asthma.

About 20 percent of youth in the U.S. are affected by at least one type of mental disorder during their lifetime to an extent that they have difficulty functioning, according to a new National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) survey. 

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