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.
Silver was diagnosed with bipolar in an April 2009 episode of 90210.
Listen to Flipswitch: The Bipolar and Depression Connection.
Flipswitch is The Balanced Mind Parent Network's weekly podcast for teens and young adults on living well with mood disorders. Each week, the Flipswitch crew takes on a 'piece' of the mood disorder 'puzzle'. Researchers, celebrities, artists, mom, and teens share their perspectives in the interview portion of the show.
Early in 2009, The Norman Lear Center contacted The Balanced Mind Parent Network on behalf of the CW network. The teen hit, 90210 planned to weave bipolar disorder into several upcoming episodes. As Erin Silver headed into crisis, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the network knew that the confusion and helplessness of Erin, her parents, and peers would resonate with the teens at home. Many viewers would have questions and be in need of help. The Balanced Mind Parent Network’s teen site, www.depressedteens.com/, was the CW network’s website of choice to send teens to for more information and support.