Bipolar Wellness Center Offers Hope 01/14/2008 People living with bipolar disorder have a serious but treatable condition. It is a disorder of the brain marked by extreme changes in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior and has no cure. Bipolar disorder affects more than 2 million American adults. Approximately 1% of those with bipolar disorder are diagnosed in early childhood, but it can also emerge suddenly in early adolescence or adulthood. Early intervention and professional medical treatment offer the best chance for both children and adults with bipoolar disorder to achieve stability and wellness.
Getting early diagnosis and specific treatments can be very difficult, especially with children. Thanks to an extraordinary act of generosity, St. Mary's is providing opportunities for education, networking, and services for people living with bipolar disorder.
The Kempf Bipolar Wellness Center hosts Mental Health America's Bipolar Support Group meetings. If you or a loved one is living with bipolar disorder, you are invited to attend the support group for a chance to find hope and gain support. For more information visit our webpages or call (812) 485-4934.