Recently, I have come across people who live in rural areas without adequate mental health resources or live outside the US and do not have the access to mental health resources that the US or some other countries may offer. Quite honestly, I am fairly ignorant of resources outside the US and cannot claim expertise about resources inside the US, either. Anyway, here are some online resources I found in my web surfing. IBPF and MHA offer links to multiple support groups.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Online Support Group
- Facing Us Clubhouse
- International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) Resources
- Mental Health America (MHA) Find Support Groups
I have never participated in an online support group, so I cannot speak to how well they work. I can say that the support I receive blogging and through social media has been incredibly helpful.