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Bipolar Resources by State

Iowa

CITY GROUP NAME ADDRESS ZIP CONTACT INFORMATION
Davenport
DBSA Quad Cities 2720 Middle Rd. 52803 Kathy Kuhl, 319/355-3977
Pam Oosting, 319/386-1327
E-mail: dirko@netexpress.net
Des Moines DBSA Des Moines (DMDBSA) 1120 e. 6th Street #7 50316 Ellie Philips, 515/244-9411
Sue Ploeger, 515/243-7995
E-mail: suplu@aol.com
Dubuque DBSA Hi-Lo Bipolar SG 4950 Angel View Dr. 52002 Jerry Stabenow, 319/588-0646
Sioux City
(serving
IA/NE/SD)
DBSA Tri-State Consumers Group 4501 West Street 51108 Denny Wilshire, 712/277-4687
Sioux City DBSA Siouxland 705 6t St., #303 51101 Katherine Potter, 712/252-4489 or Trina Vranesh


DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

Atlantic
DBSA Southwest Iowa
Contact 1: Sandra Burcham
Phone: (712) 779-2219
Contact 2: Kellie Jimerson
Additional Phone: (712) 243-3123
Email: dbsaswiowa@fbx.com
Website: www.dbsaswiowa.org

Bettendorf
DBSA Quad Cities
Contact 1: Alinda Littrel
Phone: (563) 359-3994
Fax: (563) 359-6695
Email: alinda@dbsa-quadcities.org
Website: www.DBSA-quadcities.org

Bettendorf
DBSA Quad Cities (for friends and family)
Contact 1: Alinda Littrel
Phone: (563) 359-3994
Fax: (563) 359-6695
Email: alinda@dbsa-quadcities.org
Website: www.DBSA-quadcities.org

Des Moines
DBSA Des Moines
Contact 1: Ellie Phillips
Phone: (515) 244-9411
Contact 2: Pat Gade
Additional Phone: (515) 238-3045
Email: gbtgramma@aol.com

Des Moines
DBSA Des Moines (Family and Friends)
Contact 1: Ellie Philips
Phone: (515) 244-9411
Email: gbtgramma@aol.com

Waukee
DBSA Western Des Moines
Contact 1: Julie Burkle
Phone: (515) 710-1487
Contact 2: Kathy Fech
Additional Phone: (515) 987-4597
Email: candlesinthedarkness@mchsi.com



The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: http://www.bpkids.org that provides information to support families with children with bipolar. Fact sheets, newsletters, chat rooms, physician locators, and a support group directory for each state are also provided on this site.


Meetup.com helps people find others who share their interest or cause (like bipolar disorder), get involved on-line and locally, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. You may view a list of cities and states where meetings occur on their website (at http://www.meetup.com/locale).


If you have questions regarding bipolar disorder or are having trouble finding a support group in your area, you can contact the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for publications or other help at the NIMH Information Center at 1-866-615-6464 or at nimhinfo@nih.gov.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all.phpects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA has more than 340 affiliates nationwide. To find help and/or a support group in your community, contact NMHA by internet at: http://www.nmha.org/affiliates/ or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

UNITED WAY (Information and Referral): Dial 211 for information about support groups and services in Iowa.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Your State NAMI
State: Iowa
State Affiliate: NAMI Iowa
Address: Attn.: Margaret Stout
5911 Meredith Drive, Ste. E
Des Moines, IA 50322-1903
Primary Phone: (515)254-0417
Alternate Phone: (800)417-0417
Fax: (515)254-1103
Email Address: namiiowa@mchsi.com
President: Bruce Sieleni
Executive Director: Margaret Stout

IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS, PLEASE CALL: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Or: 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


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