Last month was Mental Health Awareness Month. In addition to raising awareness, it was a month of honors, awards and recognition for those who lead the way in breaking down barriers and increasing awareness and resources for those with mental illness.
On May 7 we held our annual gala. Each year at the gala, we present our Imagine
to a person who has bipolar disorder who sees beyond the illness and can imagine a future free of barriers, stigma, and discrimination. The recipient empowers others by sharing their story instilling hope and inspiration.
This year we gave the Imagine Award to two very deserving recipients: Suzy Favor Hamilton and Paul Dalio.
A few days after the gala, I was humbled to learn that we, International Bipolar Foundation, were chosen (out of 360 mental health organizations) as the Change Maker ORGANIZATION of the YEAR by Child Mind Institute.
We thank everyone who played a part in helping raise awareness and educating the public.
Warm wishes for a wonderful start to the summer!
To your health,