Tuesday, July 31, 2012

International Bipolar Foundation

One of the speakers at the 8th Annual Stanford Mood Disorders Education Day was Ellen Frudakis who is the Executive Board Member for the International Bipolar Foundation. Ellen did a nice presentation of this organization which was started by 3 parents who had children with bipolar disorder.  I just love hearing about individuals who make such a positive difference after they face incredible challenges! If you haven’t already done so, go check out their website at:

Of the many things offered through the International Bipolar Foundation, one that caught my attention was the Buddy Program that matches those who are newly diagnosed with those with experience. For 3 months, the volunteer will help the newly diagnosed adapt to all the changes as well as help them with local resources and emotional concerns. If you would like to participate or become a volunteer, contact Ashley at: areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation.org

Another offer from this foundation that you may be interested in is a FREE book that can be emailed to you. It’s called Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder. To request your free copy go to their website and click on the link provided. http://www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org/

There is so much more, including blogs, newsletters, speaker series, webinars and ambassador programs. Go visit them today!

Check back again as I share more highlights from the 8th Annual Stanford Mood Disorders Education Day. 

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On a personal note, today was a really bad day. My son definitely seems off from morning until night. The irritability is over the top resulting in explosive behavior. I look forward to our therapy appointment tomorrow. If you do so, could you say a prayer for him. Thank you!

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