October 2015
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As I write this I am on my way to Mental Illness Awareness Week activities in Southern California and Washington D.C. What an honor for International Bipolar Foundation to be a partner in so many activities. First and foremost on my mind is our first ever IBPF breakfast event in the US Capitol - Climb the Hill for Recovery. A panel of renowned speakers will address the topic and so much more.
This event concludes a week of activities such as Hill Day where hundreds of advocates have gathered to meet with key legislative leaders to share the many compelling needs of our community that need support and attention. Please see our website's Legislative Advocacy page for information about current bills being put forth and links where you can send letters this week to show your support.
We will also attend a PRISM awards event. The PRISM Awards recognize writers, producers, directors, musicians, actors and actresses for their authentic storytelling of mental illness and substance use issues.
Those in Southern California will find us displaying and disseminating information at the Gathering of Mental Health and The Church sponsored by Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.
Finally, please participate in our Say It Forward Campaign beginning Oct. 12 to promote anti-stigma messages to people all over the world. 

To your health,
Lori J. Butler, CFRE
Executive Director

Next Webinar
Navigating the School System 
with Ann Douglas
Thursday, October 15 at 9am Pacific Time
Will be recorded and posted here.

What do parents need to know in order to be effective advocates for their children within the school system? In this inspiring and empowering webinar, Ann Douglas, author of Parenting Through the Storm, will share practical strategies for making a difference for your child at school. See more here. 

Register here
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the Webinar. 


The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You
By Josh Rivedal
Foreward by Kevin Hines

The i'Mpossible Project is a collection of powerful stories. They're gritty, deep, heartwarming-and guaranteed to help you discover new possibilities in your life. 
By Patrick Kennedy and Stephen Fried

Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. 

The Wellness Workbook for Bipolar Disorder

Studies show there is a clear link between bipolar disorder and obesity-related illnesses. In this workbook, a leading Harvard Medical School researcher and bipolar expert presents a step-by-step, evidence-based behavioral lifestyle program to help people with bipolar disorder live healthy lives, regulate moods, and lose weight.


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Looking for Clinical Trials?

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.

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Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder

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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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