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IBPF just keeps on growing! We are now helping people in over 71 countries, continually adding new chapters & translations to our free book, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder, and we've scheduled Webinars & lectures into Fall '14.


On the home front, we've hired Scott Suckow as our new Executive Director and Debbie Smith as Program Director, promoted Ashley Jacobs to Operations Director, brought on several new bloggers,  Skip Klein an Advisory Council member, and are about to re-launch our Consumer Advisory Council.


If you didn't get a chance to hear the radio interview with our founders &  Medical Director, you can listen to it here:  

Addiction & Bipolar Disorder

To your health,


Muffy Walker


P.S. Feel free to also contact me at anytime Muffy

Our new mailing address: 8895 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 105-360 San Diego CA 92122  



August 9, 2013
If you are in a crisis,
please call:
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Deva Lipson
deva   Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World
August 13, 2013 at 11:00 am PST.

A native Boston, born 60 years ago, Deva Lipson is a bipolar survivor who has become a missionary against the twisted existence the disease can cause. She goes wherever in the county to talk to service clubs, schools, anyone with ears to loan about the disease that for years pinned her life like a beetle - how to understand it and how to survive it. She especially wants to help remove the stigma. Her teaching syllabus is her own life.

Lipson graduated Bridgewater State College with her BA in Journalism. She has once resided in Israel on a kibbutz, working in the fields and loving the whole experience, and enjoyed a 2 month stay in London and Holland. During the 80's, Deva studied holistic healing, taught meditation and in 2001, became certified as a hypno-therapist from International Association of Counselors & Therapists.

Now, Lipson now resides back in San Diego, where she volunteers her time with National Alliance for Mental Illness and became a member of Universal Spirit Center in Hillcrest.
Space is limited, reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Teens and young adults who suffer from mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don't know what's wrong with them but feel like it's their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can't be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it's often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they're going through. But help is available, and it works.
The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they're experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. We hope this is the first step towards getting help and feeling better. 
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is committed to using the power of its broadcast megaphone to educate Americans on mental health-a critical issue that impacts all of us. Broadcasters have a powerful voice in this country that they use to inform, entertain and educate. NAB's local television and radio stations, broadcast networks and entertainment industry partners have joined together to get the word out by supporting OK2TALK. The campaign includes TV and radio PSAs that will run nationwide to open the door for more in-depth conversations about mental health in schools, the workplace, families and among friends. 
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith's own family has been profoundly affected by mental illness. His 22-year-old son, Garrett, took his own life in 2003, after a long struggle with depression. A former senator from Oregon, Gordon and his wife, Sharon, hope that encouraging conversation about mental illness helps other families from meeting the same fate. They believe that had they known the signs, and sought help and treatment for Garrett earlier, their son would still be alive today. A year after Garrett's death, President George W. Bush signed the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, authorizing $82 million in grants to help prevent suicide by young people. Among the programs the funds were earmarked for mental health screenings in schools. Gordon and Sharon hope that by sharing Garrett's story they can help bring this issue out of the shadows and into the light through open and honest conversation.
NEED TO TALK? 1 (800) 273.TALK

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Mr. Klein is currently skip Managing Director of Gauss Capital Advisors, LLC, a financial consulting and investment advisory firm focused on biopharmaceuticals, which he founded in March 1998. From September 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Klein also served as a Venture Partner of Red Abbey Venture Partners, L.P., a life science private equity fund. From September 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Klein was a Venture Partner of MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. From June 1999 to September 2000 when it merged with WebMD Corporation, Mr. Klein served as Vice President, Strategy, for Medical Manager Corporation, a leading developer of physician office management information systems. For over nine years from 1989 to 1998, Mr. Klein was a health care investment analyst at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., where he was the founding portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund, Inc. Mr. Klein serves on the board of directors of The Prospector Funds, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Company that manages two no-load mutual funds. Mr. Klein also serves on the boards of private and non-profit entities. Within the last five years, Mr. Klein formerly served on the board of directors of several publicly held biotechnology companies: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Isis Pharmaceuticals, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PDL BioPharma, Inc. and Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Consumer Advisory Council for the International Bipolar Foundation will be holding elections for Co-Chairpersons, Secretary, and Members-at-Large. Nominations open. If you are interested in one of these positions, please submit a letter of interest and resumé to Ashley Jacobs at areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation.org

Consumer Advisory Council Mission:
To generate ideas, projects, and recommendations to further the mission and objectives of the Board of Directors of the International Bipolar Foundation.

Consumer Advisory Council Objectives:
The Consumer Advisory Council will:
* Keep its own mission and objectives relevant for the needs of the international bipolar community and aligned with the objectives, strategies and programs of the IBPF.
* Serve as community representatives for the IBPF. Primary focus will be to communicate information to the IBPF Board about programs in effect, or programs needed in the international bipolar communities, and to give feedback to the IBPF Board. Members' individual activities in the communities will be aligned with the IBPF Board's objectives. (e.g. to review, assess, or brainstorm IBPF program direction and opportunities, improving solutions, interaction, and global consumer satisfaction)
* Provide support and resources for the international bipolar consumers

Qualifications of and Eligibility Criteria for Officers and Members-at-Large:    round
* Awareness and understanding of the various bipolar disorders.
* To have modeled commitment through active leadership and involvement in community projects.
* To be a consumer with bipolar disorder or a family member or support person of an individual with bipolar disorder.
* Applicable skill set (e.g. marketing, finance, writer, educator, healthcare provider, student, retired) which will contribute to the mission, objectives and projects of the C.A.C.
* Individual with mental and physical stability and capacity to serve a two-year term.
* Socio-economic diversity, without regard for age, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

Responsibilities of Officers:
Co- Chairpersons (2)
* to prepare agendas for and
* to conduct all Council meetings;
* to collaborate, communicate, and coordinate leadership activities between meetings
* act as liaison with designated IBPF staff.
* to take accurate and complete minutes of all Council leadership meetings and general Council meetings and
* to distribute minutes timely;
* to ensure accurate and prompt communication between leadership and members-at-large.

Responsibilities of Members-at-Large:
* Regular attendance at all C.A.C. meetings through teleconference or online video conferencing
* Adherence to C.A.C. Mission and Objectives.
* Support of C.A.C. Officers.
* Advocacy for the IBPF and creation of public awareness of the IBPF.
* Active contribution to and assumption of responsibility for C.A.C. work or projects as agreed at C.A.C.meetings
* Offer specific domestic and international experience and viewpoint to the C.A.C.
Terms of Office for Officers and Members-at-Large:
Officers shall serve for a 2-year term, with a limit of one term in the same position. (Officers may be elected to serve in another position without waiting for two years). Officers are eligible for re-election to the same position upon completion of an interim two years' service as Member-at-Large. Members-at-Large will serve for a term of two years and be eligible for re-election for consecutive Terms.



Women at risk of developing postpartum psychosis need close monitoring, says new review

13m days lost a year due to mental health issues

Let's put mental health education on the school curriculum

Ethnic 'inequalities' in Scottish mental health care

Rachel Bruno: My dad Frank, bipolar disorder and me

Catherine Zeta-Jones Says Michael Douglas's Cancer Was a 'Trigger' for Her Bipolar Disorder

How lack of sleep can harm mental health

Facebook changes how it offers help to users at risk of suicide

Sylvia Plath's Neighborhood

Mental health nurses to join police on the beat

Risk of mental illness in adulthood if development affected in the womb - Welsh researchers

The prevalence of late-life mania: a review

The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness

Bipolar Disorder and Medication Compliance

Supervisors Support Expanding Services for Mentally Ill

Overview of antidepressant treatment of bipolar depression

Evidence for seasonal mania: a review

Binge eating with bipolar disorder likely increases psychiatric issues including suicidal thoughts, anxiety

Parental age and risk of bipolar disorder in offspring

Can pediatric bipolar-I disorder be diagnosed in the context of posttraumatic stress disorder? A familial risk analysis

Amygdala and whole-brain activity to emotional faces distinguishes major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder

Familial transmission of parental mood disorders: unipolar and bipolar disorders in offspring

Phenotypic overlap across schizophrenia spectrum

Clinical antecedents predict first-episode bipolar I type

A three generations nation-wide population study of family load estimates in bipolar disorder with different age at onset

Evaluation of the acceptability and usefulness of an information website for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder ***

** IBPF SAB = International Bipolar Foundation Scientific Advisory Board.
Read about them here

We won a spot on the 2013 Top-Rated List!
YOU, our supporters have spoken, and we've earned a spot on the 2013 Top Rated List! ""INTERNATIONAL BIPOLAR FOUNDATION"" is one of the first nonprofits to be honored this year and we are now listed as a winner.

...and, we're listed here too:
101 Leading Sites on Bipolar Disorder and Depression 
You can find it published here:
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My Story: After 'The Informant!'
By Stephanie Stephens

Mark Whitacre could never have enough-education, money, cars, or prestige. Then, through a series of events that became fodder for two books and a movie, his world of power and privilege blew apart.

As told in the movie The Informant! (based on the book by journalist Kurt Eichenwald), Whitacre spent three years as a mole for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, gathering evidence about a price-fixing conspiracy at agriculture behemoth Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Yet he was also embezzling more than $9 million dollars from the company-a fact that ADM revealed when the FBI investigation hit the news.

Along the way, Whitacre's behavior became ever more delusional. He lied to his FBI handlers and then to the media. He turned down a lenient deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, only to end up with a much longer prison sentence for fraud and tax evasion.

On March 4, 1998, he swapped a 13,000-square-foot home in Decatur, Illinois, for a 10-by-10-foot prison cell.

"Only a person with untreated bipolar disorder would have done some of the things I did," he explained in a talk earlier this year at an International Bipolar Foundation event in La Jolla, California.

Now Whitacre, 56, is all about second chances. After his release from prison in 2006, he reunited with his wife and re-established his career in biotechnology. He also reaches out to at-risk youth, counsels prison inmates who have psychiatric disorders, and does what he can to fight stigma.

Whitacre has become a seasoned speaker, giving presentations on business ethics or faith-based talks about redemption. He only rarely addresses mental illness, as he did in La Jolla.

His luncheon speech touched on topics still charged with emotion. Whitacre broke into tears several times during the painfully personal exposé of his journey from woe to "go!" At other moments, though, he exuded a magnetic confidence about who he's grown to be and what he's still going to accomplish with the help of his family, friends and faith.

Welcome our newest blogger; Spencer
My name is Spencer and I am a new blogger for International Bipolar Foundation. I recently graduated from Trinity College, obtaining my BS in Psychology and completing shannon the Interarts track as well as the Pre-med track. I am interested in pursuing a career in psychological research and possibly exploring the benefits of art therapy.
I want my blog to focus on art and bipolar disorder. Ever since I was able I have been drawing, playing viola, singing, writing poetry, acting and entertaining myself through the arts. I find that art transcends boundaries and can evoke a sense of connection between the artist and the viewer. I am confident in my abilities to interpret and bring interesting art to my blog.

My interest in bipolar disorder, however, is not from experience but from learning about the disorder through psychology courses. Kay Jamison's memoir "An Unquiet Mind" initially piqued my interest in bipolar disorder. Her book helped me understand the struggle she experienced to retain her own identity while remaining at a safe level of stability. The inherent poetry of the book also attracted me to learning more about bipolar disorder.

Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon

Are you interested in walking, jogging and/or running? Join the International Bipolar Foundation's Stigma Buster team for the
Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon 1/19/14.

Saturday, September 14th, will be our kick-off meeting for those interested in training with a great group of people! Kick-off will start at 7:00 a.m. at Ventura Cove on Mission Bay. race

Directions: From the south and east, take I-8 to exit 1 for W Mission Bay Dr/Sports Arena Blvd. Turn right at W Mission Bay Dr/Sports Arena Blvd and follow toward W Mission Bay. Take the ramp onto W Mission Bay Dr. Turn right into the parking lot just before the Bahia Hotel and meet next to the restrooms.

From the north, take I-5 to the Sea World Drive exit. Turn right onto Sea World Drive. Merge onto W Mission Bay Dr via the ramp at Ingraham Street/Mission Beach. Follow W Mission Bay Dr. Turn right into the parking lot just before the Bahia Hotel and meet next to the restrooms.

For more information, please contact Ashley at areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation.org or (858) 764-2496.
Welcome our new Executive Director; Scott Suckow
Scott Suckow has a long history of involvement in the non-profit community, particularly around improving healthcare access and standards of care. He has held leadership positions throughout the country with some of the nation's leading voluntary health organizations and non-profits; they include Mental Health Services, Inc., Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Diabetes Association, American Liver Foundation, and prior to MHS as an affiliate Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health America. Over the course of his career he has raised millions of dollars to fund research, support educational programs and plan advocacy campaigns.

"We are delighted to have such a high caliber executive with extensive experience join our organization," stated Muffy Walker, Co-Founder and Board President of IBPF. "His proven track record and long history of involvement in the non-profit community, particularly around addressing the healthcare needs of those living with debilitating chronic diseases, will support IBPF's vision to meet the needs of those living with Bipolar Disorder".

"I am excited to be joining a dynamic organization with such a committed Board of Directors," said Suckow. "Additionally, as a family member of someone with a mental illness, I remain committed to reducing the barriers to care caused by the stigma associated with the disease".

Suckow serves on the National Advisory Board of Patient Advocacy Leaders Summit and the Statewide Steering Committee of the California Chronic Care Coalition. Previously, he served on the boards of Nonprofit Management Solutions, the Downtown San Diego Partnership and 2-1-1 San Diego; as well as the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's Public Policy Committee. Scott was also the appointee on three San Diego County commissions, named one of San Diego Magazine's "50 People to Watch," is a LEAD San Diego graduate, and received an Outstanding Community Partner Award from Community Health Improvement Partners.


Here are some sites where you can join an online support group, chat with someone 1:1, and even join a social group.
(if you know of others, PLEASE send them to us: AReitzin@InternationalBipolarFoundation.org)

7 cups

7 Cups of Tea connects those in need of emotional support with compassionate and non-judgmental listeners through a secure, anonymous platform. Whether an individual is feeling stressed, confused, or just wants to get something off his or her chest, connecting with someone on 7 Cups of Tea is a great way to feel better fast. Listeners are trained in Active Listening, a method of emotional support known to relieve stress and restore peace of mind. It's free to start chatting and the service is available on demand, around the clock.



 Born to Connect is the UK's first and fastest growing support orientated social networking website, created specifically for those affected by temporary and long term mental health issues/disorders. Sign up now, it's FREE!






DBSA Online Support Groups  meet at selected times. Please note that you will not be able to access the online meeting room outside of these times. Each online support group is capped at 12 participants and the room opens 10 minutes before the meeting time. Groups fill up quickly, so try to arrive early. Participation in the groups is on a first-come, first-served basis. 



Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder, now available on Kindle

here  book


Thanks so much for the bipolar book you sent.  It's one of the best I've seen for laypeople and it's very comprehensive - it covers a lot!  I'm still reading it and then I'm giving it to my son.


   Kristy N.

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission by Amy Simpson
Mental illness is the sort of thing we don't like to talk about. It doesn't reduce nicely to simple solutions and happy outcomes. So instead, too often we reduce people who are mentally ill to caricatures and ghosts, and simply pretend they don't exist. They do exist, however-statistics suggest that one in four people suffer from some kind of mental troubled illness. And then there are their friends and family members, who bear their own scars and anxious thoughts, and who see no safe place to talk about the impact of mental illness on their lives and their loved ones. Many of these people are sitting in churches week after week, suffering in stigmatized silence.

In Troubled Minds Amy Simpson, whose family knows the trauma and bewilderment of mental illness, reminds us that people with mental illness are our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in Christ, and she shows us the path to loving them well and becoming a church that loves God with whole hearts and whole souls, with the strength we have and with minds that are whole as well as minds that are troubled.

One Green Bottle by Debra Ann Nixon
One Green Bottle is a fictionalised account of one woman's experience with mental illness and the rigours of her treatment through the South African psychiatric services. The novel deals with the painful effects that mental illness can have on family life and presents a vivid picture of daily life in a South African psychiatric facility.

Through the Withering Storm by Leif Gregersen
This is a book written about my life growing up with bipolar disorder. It closely  follows my extensive travels, my days as an Air Cadet, days as a pilot, and the horrible experiences of being locked up in a mental hospital.

Not Alone: Reflections on Faith and Depression Paperback
alone by Monica A Coleman
The author speaks from the heart as minister, woman, friend, professional, and person who lives with depression. This 40-day devotional offers a tool that guides the reader back to faith through personal exploration and experiences of strength, hope, love and spirit.

Strength for His People: A Ministry for Families of the Mentally Ill
by Rev. Steven Waterhouse strength
Waterhouse is one of the pioneers in educating clergy and congregations about mental illness. He spoke at the NAMI national convention at the NAMI FaithNet networking  session. Waterhouse's book explains mental illness from a Biblical worldview. It may serve as a guide for Christian counselors working with schizophrenia and related problems such as depression, why God allows suffering, mental illness vs. demon possession, and other topics helpful to families of faith.

The Agony and Ecstasy of the Bipolar Mind by  Joy A. Paz
In "The Agony and Ecstasy of the Bipolar Mind," Joy A. Paz chronicles her journey with her husband to live healthily, meaningfully and faithfully despite both having severe agony bipolar disorder.
Blending personal anecdotes with extensive research she's gathered over the years, Paz defines the differences between manic and depressive psychosis, while also including describing alternative treatments, drug therapy and psychiatry methods for bipolar disorder.
"I was so motivated with passion and drive to find out everything I could about the root of our disorder," says Paz.
The book depicts the startling realities the couple faced as Paz struggled to manage her mania and her husband suffered from severe depression.
"I experienced the ecstasy in life and my husband experienced the agony," Paz says. "This book shows how faith guided, sustained and blessed us throughout our lives."


Girl Scout event in Louisiana on Sept 21 at the Univ of New Orleans. The event is named STEM (Science, Tech, Eng and Math).
We need volunteers to help with  hands on activities for participants.  Presentations would be in a classroom setting, each presentation about 20 -50 minutes long, possibly done 2 or 3 times throughout the day as possible at whatever times are most convenient.  Open air static display and presentation areas are also available for information tables, promotional materials and more elaborate free-flowing stations.
contact Debbie Smith: DSmith@InternationalBipolarFoundation.org


Can you help translate our book, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder? We currently have a traditional Chinese version but need it translated into ALL languages.

If you can help, even with just 1 chapter, we would be most grateful! Em us: AReitzin@InternationalBipolarFoundation.org
Gracias, σας ευχαριστώ, Merci, 谢谢, Tak, Dziękuję, ขอขอบคุณคุณ, Falemnderit, Kiitos, তোমাকে ধন্যবাদ,


If you shop at Ralphs, you can use your Ralphs Rewards card
to help raise money for us!

We are NPO (Non-Profit Organization) # 93483
How to register your Ralphs Rewards card in the Community Rewards Program: 
· Have your Ralphs Rewards card handy and go to www.ralphs.com. 
· Click on "Services" (on the top of the website) 
· Click on "Community Contributions" 
· Click on "Enroll" (at the bottom of the page) 
· Register your card with NPO (Non-Profit Organization) # 93483

If you do not yet have a Ralphs Rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Ralphs, or you can sign up for one online at: www.ralphsrewards.com
Need help with your Ralphs Rewards card? Go to: www.ralphs.com/help/Pages/account_help.aspx Or call: 1-800-660-9003

1.    All of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2013.  
2.    Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2013. 
3.    There are two ways to enroll: 
       a.    Online registration (see instructions below) 
       b.    Scan-Bar letter 
4.    If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please respond to this email and one will be mailed to you. 
5.    Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2013, they will be required to register again, on or after September 1, 2013. 
6.    Your organization does NOT need to re-register, only your participants. 
7.    This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program.


1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click on 'Create an Account' 
3.    Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account 
4.    You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account 
5.    After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on 'my account' (you may have to sign in again first). 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations' name

1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click Sign In 
3.    Enter your email address and password 
4.    Click on 'My Account' (In the top right hand corner) 
5.    Click on Account Settings 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations' name 

Patient Recruitment
Daily vs. Monthly: Monthly intramuscular injections are offering new pathways for people seeking long-term management for conditions like Bipolar I Disorder. Unlike oral medications which must be taken on a daily basis, monthly injections are designed to help:

Extend time between episodes. 
Keep blood concentrations of medication in the body 
within therapeutic levels. 
Promote greater adherence to treatment. 
All eligible study participants will receive at no cost:

Study-related care and monitoring. 
Study visits with the study doctor. 
Study drugs
Are you eligible? Check here
WeSearchTogether advances depression, bipolar disorder and mood research through encouraging volunteer participation and enhancing community-researcher relationships.
The Delphi Consensus Study
Our new Bipolar Research Blog series explores the people and methods behind our Delphi Consensus Study. Learn more about the experiences of our team of researchers, as they continue on their journey to deepen our understandings of the self-management of bipolar disorder.

If you or a loved one have schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or a gastrointestinal disorder (including trouble with reflux and/or gastric emptying) and experience involuntary movements in your face or other parts of your body, you may qualify for a medical research study. Each individual must be 18 to 85 years of age, and will be evaluated to determine his or her eligibility. All participants will receive study-related medical exams and lab tests at no charge. Compensation for time and travel may be available.
To learn more, visit www.Kinect2Study.com.
Village Clinical Research Inc., located in Manhattan, is currently conducting several studies for subjects with Bipolar I disorder.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder or is suffering from extreme mood swings, sleep impairment, depression, elation or irritability, racing thoughts, impaired concentration and impulsivity, please contact us at 646-688-5224. Our team of board-certified psychiatrists and highly-trained research coordinators are available to discuss our Bipolar I studies with you. All study related-care and study-related medication are provided at no cost. No insurance is required.  Please call us today to see if one of our studies would be right for you
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Dr. Leibenluft is seeking children with bipolar disorder; children with very severe irritability (regardless of whether or not they have bipolar disorder) and children who may not have bipolar disorder but who have parents or siblings that have bipolar disorder. If travel is necessary they will pay the travel costs. You can learn more by calling (301)496-8381 or e-mailing bipolarkids@mail.nih.gov.
Bipolar Disorder (Pediatric) Research Studies
The Hospital of the University of Munich is looking for participants for a therapy study with a new method of treatment for depressive symptoms. Implementation of treatments in the outpatient or day-care framework. psy-dTMS-Studie@med.uni-muenchen.de oder einen Anruf unter 089 51 60 58 99. Bitte sprechen Sie ggf. auf den AB. Wir rufen Sie umgehend zurück.



Federal Election on 7 September
SANE Australia will be working hard to make mental health a
priority for all political parties on election day.
HOPE CEU Series - Depression & Bipolar Workshop
September 13, 2013
Dallas, TX, USA

Please contact for additional information:
Ms. Marie Krebs: 214- 265-7192
12thstepministry@sbcglobal.net Ms. Jenni Hubby: 469- 348-4517 jennihubby@texashealth.org Mr. Philip Van Guilder: 214-505-4553 phil@casapalmera.com


Suicide Prevention week  

September 8-14, 2013 


Rally for Recovery!

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Rally4Recovery in Providence, RI, USA


DGBS Annual Meeting

26 to 28 September   

Greifswald, Germany  


2013 ASBDD Conference 

3 - 5 October 2013 
Melbourne, Australia 


World Psychiatric Association International Congress 
27 - 30 October 2013
Barcelona, Spain

Website: www.wpaic2013.org


International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (August 2014)
The 21st World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will be held in Durban next year. Visit http://www.iacapap2014.co.za/ for more information and to book your place now.   


 27th Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference will be held March 2 - 5, 2014.   


ISBD meeting

March 18-21, 2014 

Seoul, Korea


The Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges  

Fri April 25th - Sun April, 27th, 2014


Annual International Conference of the Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults and Children(A.P.P.A.C.). The Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel, in Athens, Greece, on 13-16 May 2014 

About the International Bipolar Foundation
International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization based in San Diego whose mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education.
Visit us online for more information: www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org
11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100  San Diego, CA 92130
p: (858) 764-2496  f: (858) 764-2491 m: (858) 990-1862
8895 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 105-360  San Diego, CA 92122
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