May 9th IBPF Gala!
It was the first Saturday night at my new place and I was anxious to get away from the cardboard boxes that filled my room. Luckily, I had been invited by an old friend to come join her and a couple of her friends in the city. I didn’t know anyone in the area yet and knew that it’d be a great opportunity to socialize with new faces, as well as catch up with the old. I didn’t have much time to get ready so I unpacked the essentials - makeup, curling iron, hairspray, and my favorite perfume...
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.