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May 9th IBPF Gala!

We hope you can join us! Click here to purchase your ticket at $325.00 each, which includes dinner and entertainment! Also, a portion of your ticket price is tax deductible.

A few months ago my mood tipped the scales into hypomania, dangerously verging on mania. This is an issue for me because once hypomanic I very quickly become chaotically manic. Fortunately I wasn’t bad enough to lose all insight and didn’t stop taking my medication which most definitely would have ended in psychosis and hospitalisation. It happened suddenly – literally overnight. I woke up from a short sleep with my head in the clouds flying high and was doing all the typical things I do when I...

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.