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Hi Dr. B:

Our annual Say It Forward Campaign will be running this Sunday (Sept. 30) until October 7th! We hope you can pass it along and share with others!



When it comes to mental illness and stigma, silence is NOT golden

Stigma hurts. It prevents people from getting the medical help they need. It prevents them from turning to their loved ones for support. Stigma stems from ignorance – people just don’t understand mental illness.

Please join us in educating people about mental illness with our second annual “Say It Forward” campaign, in honor of National Bipolar Awareness Day on October 4. The concept “pay it forward” means to do an selfless good deed for another. In our online anti-stigma campaign, you can do that just by forwarding an email. We hope that you will help us spread the word and decrease stigma by sending out information about Say It Forward to your members.

Here is how it works: Click on the link below to get started. Then forward the email we have created containing information that does the education for you, to as many friends, family, and coworkers as you can. Ask them to send it on to whomever they can. We will be tracking how many people who receive the message about mental illness during the week of National Bipolar Awareness Day.* The campaign will run from Sunday September 30, through Sunday October 7. Our goal is to reach 10,000 people this year!


We would appreciate your participation in “Say It Forward”. By sharing the above link with your members you can help us spread the word about stigma and mental illness to thousands, all across the globe. It will take us all working together to undo negative perceptions about those who suffer with mental illness. And please remember that the campaign does not start until September 30th!

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Ashley

Ashley Reitzin MSW
Program Manager
International Bipolar Foundation

http://www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org/

Add us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalBipolarFoundation
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Thanks for reading Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia News from Boise Bipolar Center.
Please see the video on preventing suicide “Stay Here” at:
Youtube Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia
Pass it on to all bipolars you know. Bipolar disorder is the leading cause of all suicides and inoculate yourself and others. Stay on planet Earth. We need you.

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On October 11, 2012 the International Bipolar Foundation will have their free mental health lecture series with guest speakers Karen Sheffres and Ellen Frudakis from International Bipolar Foundation. Their presentation is titled, A Perspective from the Consumer and Caregiver: Real Life Experiences From The Members of International Bipolar Foundation.
Ellen Frudakis was born in Northern California and raised in the foothills of Nevada County California. In 2004 she co-founded Impact Young Adults (IYA), a nonprofit organization that provides social activities and leadership development for young adults with mental illness. A previous member of the Consumer Advisory Board, Ellen now serves on the Executive Board of the International Bipolar Foundation. Ellen is also the recipient of the International Bipolar Foundation’s prestigious Imagine award. Ellen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Springfield College in 2005, graduating with honors and earning the Student Humanics award for representing the very principles of this degree program and recently received her Masters of Arts Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego.
KarenMcClurg Sheffres was born in Michigan and spent her childhood in Colorado. She attended Colorado State University where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and has enjoyed working as a small animal veterinarian for 24 years. Her oldest son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of seven. Karen has spent the last 10 years helping him learn to live with hisillness. This experience has made her determined to do her part in improving the lives of those who suffer from bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Karen is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness through public education. She served on an advisory board for Special Education where she developed a parent education program and advocated for students with mental illnesses. Karen is one of the founding members of International Bipolar Foundation.
Location:
Sanford Children’s Research Center (Building 12)
10905 Road to the Cure
San Diego, CA 92121
Time:
5:30-6:00 Social
6:00-7:00 Lecture and Q&A
Event and Parking are free
Ashley Reitzin MSW
Program Manager
International Bipolar Foundation

http://www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org/

Add us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalBipolarFoundation
Follow us on Twitter: @IntlBipolar
Join “My Support” e-newsletter: http://conta.cc/eyK0ra

Thanks for reading Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia News from Boise Bipolar Center.
Please see the video on preventing suicide “Stay Here” at:
Youtube Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia
Pass it on to all bipolars you know. Bipolar disorder is the leading cause of all suicides and inoculate yourself and others. Stay on planet Earth. We need you.

.

Main Blog: Soft Bipolar News: www.boisebipolarcenter.com
Zen Bipolar Blog: www.zensoftbipolar.blogspot.com/

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PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Remember, all lectures are available after at the IBF website archive. Dr. B.
 Free Monthly Lecture on Mental Health
September 7, 2012
CONTACT:
Ashley Reitzin
International Bipolar Foundation
8895 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 105-360
San Diego, CA 92122
p: 858-764-2496
 
San Diego, CA- On October 11, 2012 the International Bipolar Foundation will have their free mental health lecture series with guest speakers Karen Sheffres and Ellen Frudakis from International Bipolar Foundation. Their presentation istitled, APerspective from the Consumer and Caregiver: Real Life Experiences From TheMembers of International Bipolar Foundation.
Ellen Frudakis was born in Northern California and raised in the foothills of Nevada County California. In 2004 she co-founded Impact Young Adults (IYA), a nonprofit organization that provides social activities and leadership development for young adults with mental illness. A previous member of the Consumer Advisory Board, Ellen now serves on the Executive Board of the International Bipolar Foundation. Ellen is also the recipient of the International Bipolar Foundation’s prestigious Imagine award. Ellen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Springfield College in 2005, graduating with honors and earning the Student Humanics award for representing the very principles of this degree program and recently received her Masters of Arts Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego.
KarenMcClurg Sheffres was born in Michigan and spent her childhood in Colorado. She attended Colorado State University where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and has enjoyed working as a small animal veterinarian for 24 years. Her oldest son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of seven. Karen has spent the last 10 years helping him learn to live with hisillness. This experience has made her determined to do her part in improving the lives of those who suffer from bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Karen is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness through public education. She served on an advisory board for Special Education where she developed a parent education program and advocated for students with mental illnesses. Karen is one of the founding members of International Bipolar Foundation.

Thanks for reading Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia News from Boise Bipolar Center.
Please see the video on preventing suicide “Stay Here” at:
Youtube Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia
Pass it on to all bipolars you know. Bipolar disorder is the leading cause of all suicides and inoculate yourself and others. Stay on planet Earth. We need you.

.

Main Blog: Soft Bipolar News: www.boisebipolarcenter.com
Zen Bipolar Blog: www.zensoftbipolar.blogspot.com/

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