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International Bipolar Foundation

Join Our 10th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration in San Diego, CA, USA!

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Young Adult Fiction Summer Reading List!

By Amanda MacGregor, Jaina Shaw, Dr. Frank Fortunati, and Karen Fortunati

Because so much of mental health is still surrounded by silence, shame, and stigma, young adult stories that focus on authentic representations of mental health illness and positive portrayals of treatment are critical. These books foster dialogue, decrease stigma, educate about mental illness and illustrate that help exists. These stories may be only place that teens see themselves. Check out the full list here!

 

International Bipolar Foundation Video Named One Of Healthline's Best Bipolar Videos of 2017!

Our video has been selected as one of Healthline's the Best Bipolar Videos of 2017! The video winners were chosen because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and high-quality information. 

As a peer counselor, speaker, and mental health clinician, many people have shared with me that they feel stigmatized by having a mental health diagnosis and they feel reluctant to tell others about it. I felt that way too for many years after I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When I was diagnosed 25 years ago, I didn’t know very much about bipolar disorder, and I didn’t know how to understand or make sense out of what I was experiencing, let alone explain it to my friends or family...

Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

Our Mental Health Awareness Patch teaches scouts about the brain and it's influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The patch is available for free to Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, and other similar scouting organizations. Learn more and download the activity packet here