The Value of Support Groups

The Child with Bipolar Illness and the Unique Value of Peer Support: John Tamerin, M.D., offers a wrenching account of his personal experience as the parent of a child with bipolar disorder. He describes his early engagement and then his leadership in promoting support groups for the disorder. Dr. Tamerin is a member of the Task Force responsible for maintaining the Psychiatrist Wellbeing and Support site. He circles back and recommends broader peer support for psychiatrists in need.