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International Bipolar Foundation

Register now for these upcoming webinars!

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Congratulations to the winners of our Annual High School Essay Contest!

This year's prompt asked high school students to research the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act and then draft a letter to a politician or insurance/healthcare provider about one of the following:
- why is it critical for mental illness to be treated equally to physical illness in our healthcare system?
- if your country does not have a similar law or healthcare provision, why should your policymakers adopt similar legislation to the Mental Health Partiy and Addiction Equality Act?
1st Place: Jaime Park
Read Jaime's letter here.
 
2nd Place: Elena Hirsch
Read Elena's letter here.
 
3rd Place: Sydney Waltner
Read Sydney's letter here.
 
Are you concerned that the government and insurance agencies are not enforcing The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act? Learn more at Don't Deny Me and use these essays to help draft your own letter!  
 

JOIN US FOR THESE EXCITING UPCOMING EVENTS

Join the Stigma Busters team at the Carlsbad Marathon!

Want to volunteeer? Follow this link to sign up! Light breakfast and coffee provided!

 

"I feel fantastic!""Life is so good!""Look at how well I'm doing!"Have you seen a status like this on Facebook or Instagram and felt revulsion toward the person who wrote it? Believe me, I've been there.  For many people, wellness means that life couldn't get any better, and is skyrocketing. But for those of us with bipolar disorder, wellness is different. Sometimes it's remembering to take our meds. Sometimes it's remembering to shower. Sometimes it's taking a look at what's been...

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