If you have a mental illness, or support someone who does, I recommend the following free support groups. These groups can be very helpful for people with a mental illness, in conjunction with physician care and/or therapy.
Online support forums: My Support Forums (formerly PsychCentral) at https://mysupportforums.org/
Resource for bipolar disorder information/articles: bp Magazine is a quarterly printed periodical available by subscription. You can order it or browse their online resource at https://www.bphope.com/
Recommended app for medication tracking/reminders: MyTherapy offers a free downloadable app. Find the link at https://www.mytherapyapp.com/ They also have an excellent blog.
You are never alone in your mental illness. There are many people who understand the pain and challenges.
If ever you feel you may be a possible harm to yourself or to others, please seek help immediately by telling others, contacting your doctor, and/or going to the emergency room at your nearby hospital (or call 911). They are there to help. I, personally, have also received great support from calling a suicide hotline in the past. In the U.S., you can reach The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
I know that many other countries offer free peer-led support, as well. If you live outside the United States and would like to share the names of reputable in-person free peer-led support groups or suicide hotlines, please feel free to do so in a comment below. Don’t forget to mention your country name.