Thank you for sharing your passions and strengths as we celebrated our 4th annual World Bipolar Day on March 30th. Each year our community grows, and with your participation we educate and bring awareness to thousands of people about successful and strong lives while living with bipolar conditions. We are closer to our mission of eliminating stigma, and we hope we have empowered people living with bipolar to work toward determining their best treatment plan for continued success.

Mark your calendar for next year's campaign!

Warm wishes,
Susan Berger

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:
Enter the IBPF  Video Contest!

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, s hare in 60 seconds or less how we have supported, educated or improved your life with bipolar
All submissions must be received by April 24th. 

Upon receipt of your submission to IBPF you are granting IBPF permission to use your video content on the International Bipolar Foundation Website, Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletter and/or additional social media pages, etc. 
Sign Up For Our Next Live Webinar!

In this webinar, Carrie Lin will review and expand on the information in her popular blog post "Finding Work That Works When You Have Bipolar Disorder", and provide lots of additional resources. As someone with bipolar disorder and other disabilities, Carrie has encountered her share of bumps on her own career path. But ironically, as a career counselor, Carrie has helped hundreds of people with disabilities find and keep meaningful work. Her experiences and difficulties have led her to an understanding of the importance of purpose, meaning, and contribution.

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In this webinar, Dr. Heather MacPherson will describe bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. She will also review the current evidence-based treatments for the population and then focus on RAINBOW Therapy, a psychosocial evidence-based treatment. She will review the  importance of involving parents and families in the treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder.
Dr. Heather MacPherson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. She  is primarily interested in evaluating interventions for children with mood dysregulation, and identifying mechanisms of change.
Watch our Latest Webinar Recording!
Antidepressants In Bipolar Depression: 
An Update

In this webinar, Dr. Ghaemi overviews the use of antidepressant medication in the treatment of bipolar depression.  Antidepressants have been repeatedly proven ineffective, and even harmful, in bipolar depression in the most valid scientific evidence, yet they remain widely used in clinical practice.Thus, clinicians routinely are prescribing ineffective and harmful medications for bipolar illness, and they routinely are withholding the most effective and helpful medications for bipolar illness.  
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Thank you to all who contributed awesome #MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 tweets, pictures and videos on World Bipolar Day 2017!!
Mental Health Books
In the London area? Check out the Rethink Mental Illness Book Club, where people with lived experience get to meet the authors of their favourite mental health books!  If you would like to come to the book club, please email

The club is currently reading: 

Misled  by C. J. Spammer
This is a story about love, heartache, mental illness and the secrets we keep. Sara, a mother with Bipolar Disorder, abandons her baby daughter because she feels she is unworthy of being a mom. Follow her on a nostalgic journey through the past, and witness how, in the present, her secrets are inevitably revealed. Read more here

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Establishing boundaries is a challenge for me. Maybe if I understood this better, I would be more successful at work and in my relationships.
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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 International Bipolar Foundation.

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