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San Diego Lecture with Mani Pavuluri

Join International Bipolar Foundation for a Lecture with Dr. Mani Pavluri: "The What and the How: The Secret Sauce of Intervention for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder" 

A laser beam focus will shine on pediatric bipolar disorder to highlight the nuances of this highly complex early onset illness. A framework is offered to gain a full understanding of the mood dysregulation and associated multi-domain cognitive problems. The scientific story of the brain functional operations will offer explanatory power to the clinical picture. How medications are chosen, how decisions are made, and how they repair brain dysfunction will be explained in an understandable language. Read more...

Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-what-and-the-how-secret-sauce-of-intervention-for-pediatric-bipolar-disorder-tickets-13443791743 

I do sometimes wonder whether to share my emotions with my partner. On the one hand, he wants to know my thoughts and feelings – there would be no real intimacy in a relationship if we didn’t share on a deeper level. On the other hand, being open does put me in a vulnerable place. As mentioned in an earlier post, I can feel judged when he does not agree with how I feel.  Hearing the words “You’re being emotional” does not help either – I know I am being emotional, but it’s very hard...

Mental Health Awareness Patch

Did you know that we developed the first Mental Health Awareness Patch for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America? 

With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn the Mental Health Awareness Patch for playing a positive role in their communities. Learn more here...