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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 00:15 to Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 00:00

During Mental Illness Awareness Week IBPF will be sharing facts relating to mental illness and bipolar disorder from a lived experience, caregiver, clinician, and community perspective. 

How to Participate: 


Say It Foward 2019 takes place at the conclusion of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 6-12). #SayItForward on social media and share what you have learned about mental health, mental illness, and the importance of eliminating stigma in our communities.

World Mental Health Day (October 10)

Get screened on October 11: National Depression Screening Day

Did you know that bipolar disorder is commonly misdiagnosed for Major Depressive Disorder? An accurate diagnosis is critical to learning more about what you are experiencing and how to properly treat it. Take notes about what symptoms you experience and bring them with you to your psychiatrist appointment. Use this Mood Disorder Questionnaire as a starting point.

Take action during our Say It Forward campaign (October 13-19)

Now that you have learned more about mental illness and bipolar disorder, share your knowledge and personal experience during our Say It Forward anti-stigma and education campaign! Learn how you can make a difference here

Support free education 

IBPF is proud to serve individuals impacted by bipolar disorder and the greater community through our free educational programs. Your generosity and support changes lives. 

You can continue to join us in our mission by:

Donating via Paypal or Credit/Debit card.

Shopping on Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to IBPF!

Join Ralph's Community Rewards program and choose to support International Bipolar Foundation. Community Rewards is an easy way to make an impact on the mental illness community! The more you shop, the more money IBPF will earn.

eBay for Charity has partnered with the PayPal Giving Fund to make it easy for sellers to donate 10% to 100% (or as low as 1% for eBay Motors vehicles) of your item's final sale price to a certified charity. Choose IBPF as your charity and make an impact!

Create a fundraiser on CrowdFund or Facebook fundraisers!