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International Bipolar Foundation

Join Our 10th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration in San Diego, CA, USA!

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Young Adult Fiction Summer Reading List!

By Amanda MacGregor, Jaina Shaw, Dr. Frank Fortunati, and Karen Fortunati

Because so much of mental health is still surrounded by silence, shame, and stigma, young adult stories that focus on authentic representations of mental health illness and positive portrayals of treatment are critical. These books foster dialogue, decrease stigma, educate about mental illness and illustrate that help exists. These stories may be only place that teens see themselves. Check out the full list here!

 

International Bipolar Foundation Video Named One Of Healthline's Best Bipolar Videos of 2017!

Our video has been selected as one of Healthline's the Best Bipolar Videos of 2017! The video winners were chosen because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and high-quality information. 

The day I received my diagnosis for Bipolar Disorder, I felt so alone. I remember it vividly, because it was so incredibly painful. I didn’t know anyone with Bipolar Disorder I could talk to about it. The people I knew that had anxiety and depression were so trapped in their own issues, I didn’t want to burden them with mine.Driving home in the dark that evening, I felt hopeless. Hot tears hit my cheeks, reminding me that I was still alive, but it hurt. My heart groaned in my chest, truly...

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