The organisation Rethink Mental Illness shares some valuable background information on bipolar disorder – including where to get help and support.
An expert from Rethink will be on hand on our Twitterchat on books and teen mental health tonight from 7-8pm on @GdnChildrenBks #Gdnbluemonday. Please join us!
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness which causes people to experience dramatic mood and behavioural changes, swinging from extreme highs to severe lows.
Around 1 in 100 people have bipolar disorder, and most develop the condition before the age of 30, although it can also affect older people.