Caregiver Web Sites
When caring for someone with Bipolar I Disorder or schizophrenia, it is important to have access to as many helpful resources as possible. Here are some Web sites that provide useful information for caregivers of those with mental illness.
Janssen® Web Sites
Many people might find themselves choosing between medications and other necessities of life. Access2wellness.com provides access to a broad selection of assistance programs that offer more than 1,000 prescription medications, for free or at a discount, to those who qualify.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused exclusively and passionately on mental health and offers prescription medications for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. The focus of our vision ensures we will continue to deliver innovative products and deepen our partnerships with healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers within the mental health community.
Caregiver support groups
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. The Family-to-Family curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.
Family-to-Family classes are offered in hundreds of communities across the country. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. Contact your local NAMI affiliate to register.
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state, and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
FCA is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research, and advocacy.
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, relationships, and life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.