Membership

Understanding The Challenge of Living With Bipolar Disorder

When students first come into our program, they often talk about feeling burned out from years of facing Bipolar Disorder. Years of difficulty and overwhelm that they describe as taking over their lives and getting in the way of their hopes and dreams. They describe...

  • Difficulty in making sense of their diagnosis.
  • Overwhelm during manic and depressive episodes.
  • Broken relationships.
  • Inability to work.
  • Hard times in finding an appropriate treatment method.
  • Inability to function.
  • Horrible side effects from invasive treatment methods.
  • Discomfort in the use and dependance of invasive tools.
  • Living in a state of anxiety over future episodes.
  • Inability to communicate clearly with doctors and therapists.
  • Confusion and lack of understanding about thriving with the condition.
  • Financial depletion and stress from the burden of excessive medical related expenses spent on various treatment methods such as medicine, therapy, frequent doctor visits, hospitalizations and treatment facilities.
  • Frustration with not yet finding the one thing that will make the condition manageable or go away completely.

Who We Are

Since 2003, the program has undergone major updates and changes through the years to make it as effective as possible in bringing out the best results for Bipolar and Depression. In spite of all the implemented changes, the one thing that remains true is the core principle of challenging the pervasive attitudes about bipolar and depression. To date, we have helped more than 150,000 people.

Through the Bipolar & Depression Outcomes Research Institute Online Membership Program, students learn about an integrative approach that focuses on bringing about the best possible outcomes for mental conditions. The approach does not ask students to drop whatever tools they are currently employing to manage their condition. Nor does it suggest the use of any one method over all others. Instead, we guide students to find what works best for them, with the goal of thriving as the primary aim that eventually unfolds into the achievement of full functionality. 

A Community Focused on
Changing The Lives of Thousands

The focus of the Bipolar & Depression Outcomes Research Institute Online Membership Program is to guide and help its members achieve the best results possible for Bipolar and Depression. People from all over the world who are facing Bipolar Disorder come into the membership program with confusion, frustration, and exhaustion from having tried endless treatment methods to no avail. They often speak of the relentless efforts on their part to try to keep bipolar and depression from ruining their lives and the constant dissappointment from not yet finding a solution that works for them.

What We Teach

We hold an open invitation to anyone currently facing Bipolar or Depression who seek to work on creating a better life for themselves and those around them. The courses we offer teach students to function fully instead of get overwhelmed and paralyzed every time mania or depression return. The online membership structure provides an active and supportive learning environment to all participants. 

The main feature of the online membership is the Bipolar IN Order Course. Once finished with the Bipolar IN Order course, members also get unrestricted access to supplemental classes that are available for them to take on demand. Some of the most popular courses included are:

  • What To Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Relationships That Work
  • Meditation Techniques For Bipolar and Depression
  • Building Your Professional And Home Support Team
  • Alternative Treatment Options For Bipolar and Depression
  • Acceptance
  • How To Thrive During Travel With Bipolar and Depression
  • Challenging Definitions
  • The Depression Advantage Book Course
  • And Many More...

Each course has recorded video lessons, reading lessons, and downloadable and printable PDF files with simple and effective written exercises used to help students develop personalized step-by-step plans to achieve full functionality. 

Current students of the program often take their written plans to doctors and therapists, who fully endorse their patient's goals of functionality towards Bipolar IN Order.

Learn How...

  • To separate the state feelings from your reactions to them.
  • To function at the highest level regardless of your mood state
  • To recognize the sweet spot where you can be the most productive
  • To use the least costly tools to reduce symptoms when needed.
  • To find the best opportunities for taking advantage of your state.
  • To turn your states from a disorder to an advantage.
  • To monitor your states without being obsessed over them.
  • To create a realistic plan for continuous and safe progress.
  • To develop loving and lasting intimate relationships.
  • To thrive in your professional life using bipolar to your advantage.
  • To find a team of experts that will work for and with you.
  • To figure out which treatment options work best for you.
  • To create an environment that supports your condition.
  • A Mother's Point of View

    A Heart-Felt Video of a Mother Sharing Her Family's Struggle With Depression.

    Results Worth Striving For

    Becky's Story of Struggle and Success in Facing Bipolar

  • Better Intimate Relationships
  • Better Functionality in All Environments
  • Measurable Progress
  • Enhanced Productivity
  • Better Functionality in all States
  • Reduction or Elimination of Crisis and Hospitalizations
  • More Effective Communication With Doctors and Family
  • Getting Out From Under That Overwhelmed Feeling
  • Learning About The Strengths and Advantages of Living with Bipolar
  • This course has brought great peace and wholeness to our family.

    Our son was diagnosed Bipolar when he was 19 and there have been multiple crises and episodes since then, including a suicide attempt. We lived a life surrounded by uncertainty. The medical care he was receiving offered little hope that any of us could lead fulfilling lives free of crisis and constant worry. It was painful to watch the struggle. In our desperate search for help, we found Bipolar IN Order. After our son completed the course, we have had a remarkable transformation in our family. We have had no crisis, no interventions, and we feel we finally have our son back. We have come from a life worrying about episodes and symptoms to watching our son fulfill his life in ways we never could have imagined before. This course has brought great peace and wholeness to our family.

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    Jan and Susan Sauls
    Lakeland, FL

    I can't think of a more important ingredient to living with bipolar disorder or any mental health difficulty.

    Tom's message-and approach-is a welcome antidote to many, popular ideas about mental illness. He integrates sound, evidence-based tools (such as self-awareness, self-care, and medication) with an especially humane perspective. Too often, in having to accept their condition, people end up feeling pathologized - reduced from a full person to a label. But Tom looks beyond the diagnosis to help people embrace - and accept - the best parts of who they are, instead of reflexively dismissing their feelings and experiences as a simple manifestation of illness. I can't think of a more important ingredient to living with bipolar disorder or any mental health difficulty.

    Tom is doing something no one else is really doing.

    He is turning a serious mental illness on its head and suggesting that by accepting rather than fighting the disorder, people with bipolar can identify and access their strengths and lead lives that are not only satisfying but productive beyond their wildest imaginings... Tom is ahead of the pack. He is staking out new territory and leading the way in showing people with brain-based disorders like bipolar that it is possible to live richly.

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    Maureen Duffy, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chairperson, The Counseling Program, Barry University

    I took the Bipolar IN Order course and it was great!

    I took the Bipolar IN Order course and it was great! I am more and more becoming aware of the subtleties and not so subtleties of my states and how to behave in IN Ordered ways instead of Disordered ways. This is progressively increasing my confidence in exploring the ever expanding limits of my comfort with myself and finding the gifts in the discomfort as well as the bliss. I'm excited to continue to practice the lessons and use the tools to have a better understanding of my life. I feel better equipped to drive this ship as it is twist and turns through space-time. I highly recommend you do this for yourself!

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    Andrea Hollebakken

    This course has changed the way I deal with mood swings

    This course has changed the way I deal with mood swings. It has totally changed the way I even think about bipolar. I can now know where I am on the chart and can function longer in that state. Thank you for the opportunity to take this course.

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    Emma Sherlin

    My daughter took the course...

    Because my daughter took the course and shared with me I know more about how to talk the language of "in order" instead of disorder.

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    Melissa Vandeveer

    The Bipolar & Depression Outcomes Research Institute
    Online Membership Plan

    Annual 
    Membership

    Membership Benefits Include:

    • Access to the Self-Paced Bipolar IN Order Course  
    • Extensive Recorded Video Lessons and Reading Materials
    • Access to Supplemental Courses
    • First Access to Brand New Content
    • Simple Step-by-Step Plans

    $19.95 / month

    billed once a year - $120 savings

    Monthly 
    Membership

    Membership Benefits Include:

    • Access to the Self-Paced Bipolar IN Order Course
    • Extensive Recorded Video Lessons and Reading Materials
    • Access to Supplemental Courses
    • First Access to Brand New Content
    • Simple Step-by-Step Plans

    $29.95 / month