Bipolar Disorder is marked by episodes of psychotic depression, excessive well-being or mixed episodes alternating with longer periods of relative normalcy. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity or whether there is psychosis. During periods of depression there may be crying, poor eye contact with others, and a negative outlook on life.
The Interagency Resolution Unit works to assist caregivers and individuals in receiving the most appropriate community-based or residential services; minimize delays in arranging services or placements, and resolves barriers that impede timely service delivery or placement.
The Interagency Resolution Unit becomes involved ONLY after all program options and dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted at the local and regional levels, or if a caregiver feels their child's needs are not being met by existing systems.
How to Make a Referral
The agent making a referral on behalf of a child must provide the Council with the following: