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Marietta
Georgia 30064
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Target demographics: Musicians and other creative professionals with bipolar disorder. Because of Sean's celebrity, we have an international reach.

Direct beneficiaries are those who have entered treatment due to our programs and education, as well as family members we have supported.

Indirect beneficiaries are society as a whole. BD is the 6th cause of disability in the world (WHO), with the highest mortality of any psychiatric disorder.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help in many ways: -Administratively.... organize information and files; maintain data base information, etc. -@ Benefits.... help with Silent Auctions, merchandise, ticket sales, etc. -Fundraising.... work on the committee to develop and execute a plan -Social Networking.... research aspects of BD that are appropriate to psychoeducation -Board Development.... Provide a 3 hour workshop for board members -Organize an event in your town There are many other things that an all volunteer organization can use help with, and virtual volunteers are welcome.

Geographic areas served: We have done benefits in various US locations; however, our population and reach is international.

To date, we have had 10 or more benefits in different cities in the US where educational information was available and BD and its comorbitites were addressed. Additionally, we funded research on the connection between bipolar disorder and creativity which was then presented at the IRB in Rome, April 2011, the largest conference on BD in the world. We also participated in a Community Consultation Day in Vancouver in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

Programs: Due to our international reach, we are primarily an internet based organization at ths time. We are seeking a grant for a documentary, an internet and mobile based application to monitor sleep (to prevent mania), and an educational symposium aimed at School Counselors and Nurses in the Atlanta area

Mission:
Uniquely focused on the needs of musicians with bipolar disorder, we support and conduct research on bipolar disorder and creativity while promoting awareness, providing education, and serving as a resource for these musicians and their support systems in order to foster acceptance, functioning and health.
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10/25/13
The Sean Costello Memorial Fund is devoted to spreading awareness about bipolar disorder in the creative community. This is a disease that is often overlooked and misunderstood, which makes the SCMF's mission that much more vital to the artistic population... more »
10/23/13
I met Sean when he was so young his mother had to be in the club with him. His was a beautiful and extreme talent. It was devastating when he died so unexpectedly. I, like many others, had no idea he suffered from bipolar disorder. I'm very proud of the work of the Foundation in getting the word... more »
10/23/13
The SCMF is a great non-profit that works to bring attention and resources to a disease that is not understood and often inadequately treated. The Fund focuses an the creative professionals, a group more commonly impacted by bipolar disorder. By better understanding the understanding of the ... more »
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Help in many ways: -Administratively.... organize information and files; maintain data base information, etc. -@ Benefits.... help with Silent Auctions, merchandise, ticket sales, etc. -Fundraising.... work on the committee to develop and execute a plan -Social Networking.... research aspects of BD that are appropriate to psychoeducation -Board Development.... Provide a 3 hour workshop for board members -Organize an event in your town There are many other things that an all volunteer organization can use help with, and virtual volunteers are welcome.

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