Bipolar Disorder (BEAM)

high school classBipolar Early Assessment and Management program is a community partnership between Felton Institute and San Mateo County Behavioral Health Services.

Bipolar I Disorder is an illness in which the person cycles through states of mania and/or hypomania, normal mood and depression.

Diagnosed in the early stages, Bipolar I Disorder is a manageable and treatable illness.

BEAM is committed to transforming the treatment and perception of recent onset Bipolar I Disorder. By intervening early with evidence-based, culturally competent assessment, diagnosis and interventions so that the teen or young adult and their family learn skills to manage the episodic nature of Bipolar I Disorder.

BEAM is comprehensive and focuses on early intervention. The program is based on a 2-year plan that is designed to put individuals and their families back on track.

We encourage teens, young adults and their families to learn more about BEAM at our website: is dedicated to the early intervention and treatment Bipolar I Disorder and Early Psychosis.

Currently Felton Institute runs 2 BEAM sites in the Bay Area: San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

BEAM San Mateo
1108 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Main: (650) 458-0026
Referral Line: (650) 458-0026

BEAM San Francisco
6221 Geary Blvd., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 614-5970

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