IBPF had a very successful year in 2015 thanks to grassroots supporters and advocates like you. You were joined by even more people around the world who support our vision of wellness, dignity and respect for people living with bipolar disorder. Read about these increases here.

In upcoming months take the challenge to Be Part of the Change. BE HEARD - Share Community on our Facebook or TwitterBE SEEN: Participate in World Bipolar Day on March 30 when you submit your photo or video to www.ibpf.org/worldbipolarday This year's theme is "More Than A Diagnosis". BE READ - Encourage a high school age youth to enter IBPF's annual Essay Contest at www.ibpf.org/essaycontest Writers can win cash awards for answering: "Are People Who Live in With Bipolar Disorder Stigmatized In Your Community?"
Keep up on advocacy issues that matter most to you on the IBPF Advocacy Page. Last month we signed a letter in support of the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act (H.R. 3640). This bill creates a postage stamp recognizing the importance of advancing research, reducing stigma, and preventing suicide for individuals with mental illness and other disorders. To read the letter and see others in support of this important cause click here.
To your health--

Lori J. Butler, CFRE
Executive Director

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With Jeff Zacharias

Wednesday, February 24 at 9:00am Pacific Time
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Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC), Board Registered Interventionist (BRI-I), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP) with extensive clinical experience in both the mental health and addictions fields.
His areas of interest including working with all aspects of addiction, severe and persistent mental health issues, personality disorders, trauma and its impact on recovery, hoarding and other obsessive-compulsive disorders and issues within the LGBTQI community.

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Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three time United States Olympian, Author of New York Times Best Seller "Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness", and Mental Health Advocate, shares her personal story of her undiagnosed mental illness, what transpired in her life from this, and how she lives well today.

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Featured Blogs

(Part A in our A-Z Stress Management Series)

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Research Updates

See more articles about new research updates here.
Featured Book

by Stephanie Mae Grey

A small, easy to read handbook showing why we need mental health reform that is holistic. Our mental health system needs a collaboration of mental, physical and spiritual resources to ensure all get equal and just care. Read More

For more books about bipolar disorder & mental health, 
visit here. 
Upcoming Events

Featured Event: 
International Bipolar Foundation's annual fundraising gala will be 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, California.

If you would like more information on supporting the event, please contact Executive Director, Lori Butler at lbutler@ibpf.org or 858-764-2496.

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About International Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization based in San Diego whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. 

International Bipolar Foundation is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or received from the International Bipolar Foundation.

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