For those in the Atlanta area, you might be interested in the following event:
The Impact of Bipolar Disorder on Loved Ones
LOCATION: Emory University - Briarcliff Campus
1256 Briarcliff Rd, Building A
3rd Floor Auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30306
LECTURE SERIES #3: A panel of experts will take questions from the audience about living with a loved one who has bipolar disorder. The panel includes: Jeffrey Rakofsky MD (Psychiatrist and Bipolar Expert), Nadine Kaslow PhD (Psychologist and President-Elect of the American Psychological Association) and Yvonne DeBellotte (parent of a child with bipolar disorder).
Come with questions you would like answered about the challenges you have encountered as a caregiver. These may include:
Coping with anger, frustration, grief, exhaustion
Feeling unsupported by the mental health system
Believing your loved one will never get better
Wishing your loved one would take their medicine
Wanting to hide the diagnosis from others
Having financial difficulties
Lacking effective coping skills
This seminar will offer the caregiver an opportunity to discuss feelings and pose questions to a diverse panel that may be able to offer insights and suggest available resources. The panel discussion will be followed by a performance from an individual with bipolar disorder.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research