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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Mission: The mission of International Bipolar Foundation is to To eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education.

Programs: Healthy living with bipolar disorder book

providing care and support services: outreach and referral program international bloggers

providing educational services: girl scouts of the united states mental health patch my support e-newsletter high school essay contest speakers' bureau webinars monthly lectures say it forward anti-stigma campaign social media: facebook and twitter health media: sharecare and webmd educational videos and brochures conference

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 pocketnetgirl

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been diagnosed with bipolar for 31 years. Every day, IBF provides messages of hope and support, as well as cutting edge information - right to my phone via Facebook. I love IBF!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful I was able to find the IBF because it has helped not only me, being diagnosed with BiPolar little over a year, but it has also helped my marriage. Having information and resources to help my husband and family understand what is going on, makes it a bit easier on me as well. IBF Facebook page is one I follow closely. The articles and blogs are great and I'm proud to share the information with others. I have referred the site a few times. Thank you IBF!!!

1 Donald17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

For about a year I have benefitted from the information posted. I was diagnosed with bipolar 20 years ago. I have learned some helpful things from the internet posts. I have agreed with 90% of the information. I refer information to others with mental illness.

2 Sil P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a bipolar disorder and reading all the information that the Foundation provides helps a lot to feel that someone out there is working to find for us better meds, therapy, prevention on relaps. Only a Bipolar will always understand a Bipolar but the Foundation does a great job understanding and supporting, just love for you guys!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

A couple weeks ago, my psychiatrist started to mention the possibility of bipolar disorder in my mental status. I was then, after weeks of extensive analysis and evaluation, officially diagnosed with type I mixed bipolar disorder. The International Bipolar Foundation(IBPF) has provided me with many interesting articles on my facebook home page that have furthered my understanding of the disorder as well as my understanding of the actions and behaviors I have presented in the past and the reasons behind them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have bi-polar. Everyday I realize with this website I am not alone. My struggles don't go unnoticed. They gave great support banners I can proudly display on my Facebook. Having bi-polar doesn't define me as a person , it is part of my person. Through the support on this website many people can show support for others and talk about their story. I am very grateful to the Bi-Polar organization for having the wisdom and strength to boldly help others with this disorder. Sincerely Janet Thomas

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For 22 years now I have been the only person who has stayed in contact with my daughter who has Bipolar disorder, the pain and struggle that she and I have gone through can't be describe here. My daughter again is hospitalized, I cannot express how thankful and grateful the education I have received on the webinars through International Bipolar Foundation, they have enabled and equip me to see that education of this illness has finally given me understanding and hope for my daughter. My prayer is that one day she can view this educational webinars and referrals so she can start to see that she has a hopeful, productive future. This education that I have gone through should be given to doctors, hospitals and long term facilities and social workers that are connected to help the mentally ill patient.

Evelyn7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The day I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder was such an eventful experience that I will never forget. It has impacted every decision I have made in my life from that point forward. I have been so blessed to find such an organization as this at such a young age! My thanks goes out to those that created/run this organization. I learned about you five years after my diagnosis, and those first five years were very difficult and lonely with no one outside my immediate family to support me. Now that I have found an entire network of those that have the same diagnosis as I have, I'm not so lonely anymore........ so thanks!

1 Mruthyunjaya Sastry G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

i have been following IBPF postings since the last two year. the communications are very helpful. as a BP person- i have been immensely getting benefitted from the research, communications and other efforts of IBPF. their emails also contain lot of information and knowledge on the subject. IBPF should play greater role in international arena.

thanks

G M Sastry
India

1 Davina M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The International Bipolar Foundation helped encourage and educate me. I really appreciate the information they have provided. I want everyone to know about this foundation so that more people can be helped.