Mind Matters Institute, A Clinical Research and Training Institute

Mind Matters Institute is dedicated to improving lives by providing high quality psychological services, conducting innovative research, and offering training and education programs that help put new scientific knowledge into routine clinical practice.

Family Support for Bipolar Disorder: How You Can Help

Family Support for Bipolar Disorder: How You Can Help

The family environment is an important part of recovery for individuals with bipolar disorder. Even though it can be a frustrating illness, there are many tangible ways you can help your loved one. Encourage Treatment and Rehabilitation Medications and psychotherapy...

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Evidence-Based Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Evidence-Based Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

There are a variety of medications and therapies available to those suffering from bipolar disorder. Medications can help reduce symptoms and are recommended as the first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. People can also learn to manage their symptoms and improve...

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Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder

Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder

Mood stabilizers are usually the first choice to treat bipolar disorder. Except for lithium, many of these medications are anticonvulsants. They’re usually used to treat seizures, but they also help control mood. Research has found that mood stabilizers are effective...

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Caring for a family member with mental illness can be a difficult and frustrating experience.

You’re not alone, as 10% of the population in the United States struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Unfortunately, few services are available to help family members learn the significant role they can play in their loved-one’s recovery.

There are evidence-based family therapies for severe mental illness that have been shown to be highly effective. Our clinicians and researchers have decades of experience doing ground-breaking work to bring this form of therapy to the mainstream.

We’re currently developing online education programs that will provide families like yours specific ways they can help their loved one and reduce the chances of relapse. We’re also dedicated to encouraging self-care for family members whose struggles often take a back seat.

Helping families create strong bonds is what we do. Even if you don’t have a family member with mental illness, we provide you with tools to help improve your relationships, your communication skills, and your collective problem-solving and coping skills.

Join Our Facebook Groups!

Families with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

This group is specifically for family members of those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. We recognize your needs are different and more challenging.


For general support to help you keep your family strong and supported.

Mind Matters Institute,

A Psychological Corporation

(323) 825-1328
655 North Central Avenue, Suite 1704
Glendale, CA 91203

Disclaimer:  Email is not a secure form of communication; therefore, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.  Requests for emergency or crisis services should be made directly by phone.  This email account may not be checked daily, on weekends, or during holidays.