Bipolar: Crisis. Where do I get help?
Clients who are diagnosed with bipolar may experience a life crisis when things change around them. As a client, family member, or friend, where should you go to get the help during a crisis that is needed?
First, return to your provider who has diagnosed the client with bipolar. This will help the client faster, because the health history is already documented, and the provider will already have established a relationship to help the client. This may not always be possible due to changes in insurance, etc., but do know that medical records can be transferred to the new provider for continuity of care.
Help can be found:
Emergency Room providers can help with temporary help and refer to providers in the community.
Psychiatrists, psychologist, social workers, and mental health specialist and counselors.
State, university, and community medical schools and mental health programs.
Additional help can be found online in Google searches for your area under “mental health” “hotlines” “social help” “mental health providers”
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