About International Bipolar Foundation

About Us

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder can cause for those living with the illness and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.

We focus on mental health awareness, in addition to our education, resources, and supportive connection for all who are touched by bipolar disorder. We also highlight and honor the multitude of remarkable contributions that those living with bipolar disorder continue to offer throughout our world.

We stand united in the belief that black lives and black mental health matter, and we will continue to take a stand for the black community. Continue reading our statement of solidarity.

IBPF Mission

International Bipolar Foundation empowers individuals living with bipolar disorder and their caregivers by providing advocacy, education, support, and awareness—fostering a caring community and stigma-free world where mental health is equitably acknowledged and treated.

IBPF Vision

International Bipolar Foundation envisions wellness, dignity and respect for people living with bipolar disorder, and a world free of mental health stigma.

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