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My friend is bipolar what can I do to help him? He doesn't have money to go to the doctors either any suggestion?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Look for Help
If your friend does have bipolar disorder it is important for him to get the help he needs.
In your area their should be resources for help which are low-cost and do not require insurance. One way to check on these resources is by contacting local hospitals or emergency rooms. You can also seach for "public mental health clinics" in your area. The key thing is to get your friend the help he needs.

In brief: Look for Help
If your friend does have bipolar disorder it is important for him to get the help he needs.
In your area their should be resources for help which are low-cost and do not require insurance. One way to check on these resources is by contacting local hospitals or emergency rooms. You can also seach for "public mental health clinics" in your area. The key thing is to get your friend the help he needs.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on age
Bipolar disorder is serious, complex, & requires professional help.
If your friend is a minor, you can help but with his parents' knowledge. If your friend is an adult, he can seek help from your local mental health department. Encourage him to get professional he[p. Clinics are usually run by the county. Check your state's web site for information about available mental health services.

In brief: Depends on age
Bipolar disorder is serious, complex, & requires professional help.
If your friend is a minor, you can help but with his parents' knowledge. If your friend is an adult, he can seek help from your local mental health department. Encourage him to get professional he[p. Clinics are usually run by the county. Check your state's web site for information about available mental health services.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
County mental health clinics will treat severe mental health disorders (like bipolar) regardless of ability to pay. You can also check the phone book under county government, look for mental health services.
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