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In honor of Black History Month, we present three black singers who live with bipolar disorder. Rapper DMX has had significant successes along with problems. Country-western singer Charley Pride is another who has had a successful career. Bobby Brown, on the other hand, has had more difficulty than success.
A new Caregiver Support Group will start in February in Rancho Santa Fe. Join Wendy W. the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:00 - 12:00. The first group will be Tuesday, February 8th.
As always, please RSVP to Tom Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will send you the address and directions.
Exemption of the Requirement to Pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) as a Condition of Graduation from High School for Eligible Students with Disabilities: California Education Code (EC) Section 60852.3 (ABX4 2)
(ARA) - An estimated 8 million American adults may be affected by bipolar disorder, a complex mental illness in which people experience extreme mood swings from highs (bipolar mania) to lows (bipolar depression). Episodes of bipolar depression can include symptoms of prolonged periods of sadness, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, and feelings of worthlessness. These symptoms can interfere with a person's ability to handle everyday tasks, such as those related to work or family life.
Jon Stewart spoke with author Ethan Watters last night about his new book, "Crazy Like Us." Watters believes that when the United States exports its ideas about mental illness to the rest of the world, it might be doing more harm than good. "Do we really want the rest of the world to think like us in this way?" he asked. He explained that while we may be bringing helpful treatments to other countries, we also "often bring cultural ideas that may be replacing ideas that are actually helpful."
Triwik Kurniasari , THE JAKARTA POST , JAKARTA | Sun, 01/10/2010 3:51 PM | Screen
Mainstream films have accustomed us to expect movies to tell romantic tales about the love between a man and a woman, or heroic tales of superheroes and warriors, or horror stories, all following certain set formulas and conventions.
Running alongside these are the products of filmmakers who are seeking to make movies that take a new approach or perspective, and explore alternative cultural values, often using experimental techniques.
Only 2 tables left for our annual bipolar disorder fund raiser. Join us for a fun, energetic evening with open bar, sumptuous food stations and an interactive game show starring you!
Tickets are only $125 per person.
Friday, February 26
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Click here or call Muffy: 858.342.0327
Hurry, you won't want to miss this one!
This blue silk wrap bracelet with sterling silver charms was custom made for the International Bipolar Foundation by Morgan Soule. The charms signify the hope and love we have for our loved ones who have Bipolar Disorder. Morgan has generously offered to donate half of the proceeds to IBF. This wrap can be worn as a bracelet or necklace. Morgan's jewelry is sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Fred Siegel, and posh boutiques throughout the world. For more information, visit their website at www.morganjean.com
5 charm wrap $80 donation
Did you know if you shop Sam's Cause you'll be helping IBF at the same time? Simply go to his web site and click on the store where you'd like to shop. (Amazon has everything!!). The vendor will donate a % back to Sam who in turn donates every penny to IBF!
Thomas Jensen M.D. Appointed New Medical Director
International Bipolar Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas S. Jensen M.D. as their new Medical Director. Jensen, who already serves on the Scientific Advisory Board, will now be a member of the Executive Board as well.
Dr. Jensen is a psychiatrist in private practice in San Diego. He specializes in general and
neuropsychiatry treating children, adolescents and adults, but is especially esteemed for his work with patients with bipolar disorder.