Education in the form of psychotherapy or self-help groups is crucial for training bipolar patients and their caregivers to recognize signs of mania and depression and to take an active part in their treatment program.
Psychiatrists generally believe that this is a maladaptive form of self-help or self-preservation and is done to achieve release from almost unbearable psychic tension and to give the individual a feeling of control.
If this option is not available where you live, you may want to contact the clerk's office to determine which forms you will need and ask if there are local self-help legal clinics to provide assistance.
Self-help clinics: If you want to attempt a do it yourself divorce, some state and local bar associations offer self-help clinics where you can get help with forms or answers to basic legal questions.
Mutual Self-Help Housing Program allows the homeowner to build up "sweat equity" by assisting in the building of other people's homes and their own, in exchange for paying less for his or her home.
Books like The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids and Their Parents by Joan Lord Matthews and When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder by Nancy L.
Student (and campus tour guide) Sara Rhatican told me that she would never have been able to attend college if it hadn't been for this school's self-help approach: "This place is a blessing."
In addiction to detox, medical and psychological assessments, and self-help programs, counselors can provide individual or group counseling, as well as couples or family therapy.
Patient education (i.e., therapy or self-help groups) can encourage patients to take an active part in their treatment program and to recognize symptoms of a relapse of their condition.
I also worked with a self-help coach in person and on line to help me break away from self defeating habits that were actually sabotaging all my hard work in the gym and my diet.