Our services

Respite Care

Temporary Housing for Family members and Caregivers that need to stress down.

Employment

Specialized employment services aimed at creating and sustaining independence and stability.

Support

Individual and Family support services with the use of peer to peer support groups

peer to peer support groups is what guides us

Vision

To create a world where mental illness is as accepted and embraced as any chronic illness and where those affected by the illness are provided with the necessary tools and support.

Mission

To advocate for individuals and families by providing resources and support

Principal

The cardinal principles that will guide: are commitment to work tirelessly to defend the rights of the mentally ill, and to advocate for the resources that increase the quality of life of those suffering with bipolar disorder, their families, and the caregivers that support them.

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% of adults who dont know they are "depressed"
% higher rate of suicide than that of the general population
% of bipolar patients are misdiagnosed at least 3.5 times
% of bipolar people don't know of or ignore the symptoms of the disease

Bipolar Disorder Facts

Most Expensive mental health disorder

Lifetime costs per consumer range from $12,000 for a person with a single manic episode to more than $600,000 for those with multiple episodes. Costing more than twice as much as depression per affected household.

what is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious psychiatric illness which affects= mood, thoughts, behavior & ability to function. Individuals with bipolar disorder can quickly swing from extremes of happiness, high energy and activity levels to sadness, fatigue and despair. 

Bipolar 1 Disorder

This type features full manic and major depression episodes. Many with this type experience alternation: Week of mania, Week of wellness, Week of depression. This types is significantly, 50% +,  more likely to attempt suicide 

1.Presence of manic episode, or if current episode is hypomanic or depressive, History of manic episode(s)

2.Significant distress or impairment

Bipolar 2 Disorder

This type presents more subtle, or hypomanic, episodes that alternate with major depressive episodes over time: depressive episode, hypomanic episode, depressive episode.

1.Presence or history of major depressive episode(s).

2.Presence or history of hypomanic episode(s)

3. No history of a manic episode

4.Significant distress or impairment

Most underdiagnosed psychiatric disorder

70% of people with Bipolar disorder receive at least 1 misdiagnosis. There are 6 conditions that are common alongside bipolar disorder and need to be diagnosed and managed concurrently. 

1. Anxiety disorders are 3 to 4x more common in bipolar disorder with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder most consistent. Since anxiety disorders can worsen the course of bipolar, they generally require additional treatment 

2.Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects about 1/3 of adults with bipolar disorder as do up to 80% of children and adolescents.

3.Personality Disorder : Elevated rates of borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, obsessive-compulsive, and avoidant personality disorders are particulary common and occur up to half of bipolar individuals. Personality disorders generally require long term and focused psychotherapies to gain improvement, in addition to treating the primary bipolar disorder.

4. Addiction Disorders : The lifetime predominance of drug and/or substance abuse is 3 to 6 times greater than in people without bipolar disorder.

How to help avoid caregiver burnout

1.Take some “me time”

2. Make YOUR health a priority

3. Seek emotional support

4. Stay informed

5. Look for time-savers

6. Consider respite care

What our clients say

"Aaron's House provided me and my family the support needed to cope with my bipolar disorder. The rapid cycles made it hard for me to gain and keep stable employment. I am now back on my feet and able to provide for my kids and wife the mentally healthy dad and husband I need to be."
John Ascott
Teacher
"Having a community to be a part of that understands what I go through has been a total game changer for me. I know that i am supported and my concerns and needs are validated and listened to. The time I got just to recharge and take a break of my own has been invaluable to me and my family. A million thanks to Aaron's House!!"
Jennifer Daniels
Caregiver of Relative with Bipolar Disorder

Who we are

We are a 501(c3) Nonprofit Organization committed to advocating for improving the quality of life of those suffering with bipolar disorder and depression and their families.

  • Temporary Housing for Family Members and Caregivers who need to stress down
  • Specialized Employment Services
  • Peer to Peer support groups
Community Outreach
94%
Support Groups
87%
Respite Services
93%
Referrals and Services
88%

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About us

Aaron’s House was established in memory of our son, 

Aaron Keith Robinson 2/10/83 -4/4/2014

Aaron suddenly and tragically passed away during a psychotic episode. he had been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder thirteen years earlier. Our grief and pain are berable because we provide help to the caregivers, loved ones, and supporters of persons with Bipolar Disorder and/or Depression.

Aaron’s House urges each caregiver, loved one, or supporter of any person with Bipolar Disorder, and or Depression, or any chronic mental health disorder, to take the time you need to replenish and rest. it is in the quiet when your soul whispers divine wisdom to help you find your way to continue your journey. 

Be Inspired! 

Pamela Robinson

Donald Robinson

(parents of Aaron Keith Robinson)

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