Thank you for your interest in our courses and programs.
There will be various free courses for guests and supplemental courses for members offered during the year, but they will not always begin on the first of the month.
The Core Bipolar IN Order Course that comes with a Membership takes 8 weeks and is repeated on a quarterly basis. Members can also take the supplemental courses for no extra charge.
Tech support is for helping with problems navigating the site and courses. It is not for answering questions about course content.
Why do you charge for classes? I am mentally ill and I can't afford this.
We are a 100% member-supported community ran by volunteers. We are not influenced by donations from pharmaceutical companies nor anyone else but our members. The only agenda we have is to promote better outcomes and provide proof through our results that better outcomes are possible. Tom Wootton, the founder and creator of this program, has been working without pay for 15+ years and all of the staff are volunteers. We charge because we have expenses related to running the website and all the software used to provide the highest quality user experience we can. We have calculated the cost of our membership program to the least amount feasible. We sometimes receive financial support or grants from individuals or family members who have benefited from the program and those grants are used to help students in great financial need. The Bipolar and Depression Outcomes Research Institutes provides scholarships for those with financial needs. You may visit their website to find out more.
What is this about?
Bipolar disorder is a cyclical condition. It is different for everyone. For the most part those of use with the condition cycle through periods of mania and depression with periods of remission in between. Bipolar Disorder is when our manic and depressive episodes get the best of us and we can no longer function. Bipolar is IN Order when you are no longer overwhelmed and therefore can function fully DURING manic or depressive episodes. Bipolar Advantage is the only complete and holistic program designed specifically for that purpose.
Are the courses online or in person?
All of our courses are online. The One-on-One program is either in-person, online or via other arrangements. We also do periodical In-Person weekend workshops.
Will this class teach me to cope with my depressive and/or manic episodes?
The Bipolar Advantage Membership courses will teach you to increase your awareness and your functionality DURING the episodes.
Can I take the courses with my child/wife/husband/parent/significant other?
We encourage any family members to take the course with the student of any age. It is very important for family members to learn how to support their loved ones and the course teaches how. When you sign up for our membership program you can share your access with family members, your doctor and your therapist.
Is it possible to change my name on the course to keep my privacy?
Yes, you may contact us through the chat support button found on the low right hand corner of every page on our website and we will make the change to your account.