Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder affect a person's thinking, feeling and behaviour. Aware provides information on depression and bipolar disorder for many people; these include individuals who are experiencing the mood related disorder, those who are concerned for a family member or friend and people who are seeking to learn more about the conditions.

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Depression is a mental health condition which affects a person’s thinking, feelings, energy and behavior. 

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder involves both depressive periods and their opposite, which are known as elations or manic periods.

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Relatives Information

A volunteer is available to provide information on all Aware services and how they can support you, your family, friends and colleagues.

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Tips for Coping

It’s important that you don’t try to deal with depression or bipolar disorder all on your own. Reach out to family and friends, and where help and support is offered, take it. Remember – you’re not alone.

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Supporting Others

The question that volunteers and staff of Aware get asked most frequently is: What can I do to help the person I care about to feel better?

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Monthly Lectures

Aware runs a monthly lecture series on the second Wednesday of the month in St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin 8, as well as in a number of regional locations.

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Stay up-to-date with news from Aware. All the latest events and new support service announcements.

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Learn more about Aware from those who we have helped and how to cope with depression & bipolar disorder.

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1800 80 48 48

Available Monday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm

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Email at any time. You can expect a response within 24 hours.

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Support & Self-Care Groups

Aware Support & Self Care Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression or bipolar disorder and its impact.

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