August 2015
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We have some pretty exciting additions to our team at IBPF.

Please join me in welcoming Lori Butler our new Executive Director, and Craig Smith, our Director of Operations.

Lori comes to us with extensive 
non-profit experience, expertise in the fundraising arena (she's a Certified Fundraising Executive) and has great leadership skills!

Craig has over 20 years experience working in mental health programs, has a strong background in program management, partnership development, coalition building, volunteer recruitment, training, fundraising, and community service.
WOW, what a team! 

To your health,

Muffy Walker  

Sign Up for Our Next Webinar

The Lost Years: Bipolar Disorder Before and After Diagnosis
with Tom Roberts

Tomorrow! Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 9:00 am Pacific Time

Will be recorded and posted here. 


Tom says achieving stability with his bipolar disorder took a very long time. He was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II more than 20 years ago. The diagnosis came too late to save his marriage and career, as he will tell us.


Tom speaks about what he calls his "family curse" of bipolar disorder and how he transformed it from a fragmented life to one of wholeness and has lived to tell the story to give others suffering from mental illness the strength and hope for living a better life.


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 Do you have our free book?

Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder 

   Download the PDF here

Hard copies are available for a suggested donation of $35, donate here. 

Exciting News!

We now have a dedicated page for international mood disorder studies. Visit the Clinical Trials Resource Center to learn more about clinical research and new medical therapies for treating bipolar disorder.



The Teacher's Guide to Student Mental Health

For educational professionals seeking advice and direction on how to support students with mental health conditions, The Teacher¹s Guide to Student Mental Health is a great resource. The guide has a bit of a textbook feel to it, but the writing is clear and accessible, and colorful ³vignettes² provide miniature case studies.



  My Friend Bipolar

"My Friend Bipolar" is not a text book or guideline about bipolar disorder but a touching experience by a girl named Caroline. The poems I wrote really connect to my emotions and the narrations of the poems explain why I felt that way and what I was going through. They also show how I became friends with my disorder. These poems are written by my hands and also my tears. I hope readers can find hope and comfort through my book "My Friend Bipolar".

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**Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorders

Clinicians searching for evidence-based quantitative assessments on which to base diagnosis and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder need look no further. Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorders analyzes the benefits and harms for both older and more recently developed treatments, and places these analyses in the context of the authors' many years of clinical experience. 



We Have Apples - A New Musical

Jane's journey begins behind the psych ward doors researching her fellow patients and developing an unexpected connection with her psychiatrist, Dr. Williams. Using bits and pieces of wisdom from her interviews with four patients and her therapy sessions, Jane attempts to formulate a "map" to navigate the vast emotional landscape within her. Continually getting Jane off course is her depression, which is personified by female actor. "Depression" relentlessly attacks and mocks Jane to the point of utter exhaustion. 
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Helping people find individual counseling, family counseling, couples counseling and therapy groups. 

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"You've Got This" supports the Bipolar community. View the videos from Bipolar sufferers encouraging those with Bipolar to know they are not alone and that they've "got this" and then make your own video!



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