May 9th IBPF Gala!
Disclaimer: the purpose of this blog is not to discourage you from taking meds, but to be informed about the meds you take and to be open with your doctor about the side effects you experience. I haven’t always been full of self-confidence or high self-esteem. Like most people, I have struggled with these issues at some point or another in my life. But, that being said, I’ve never been afflicted with anxiety disorders, even with my diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. That is until at one point...
Middle and High School Essay Contest
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) has as part of its mission to erase stigma associated with mental illness through public education. To that end, they have launched a global essay contest open to all middle school and high school students internationally. “Our hope”, says Walker, Chairman and co-founder of IBPF, “is that students will be interested in winning the prize and thereby research stigma in order to write the essay. In so doing, we will be educating a lot of young people and hopefully changing their perception about mental illness." Learn more here.