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International Bipolar Foundation
June 14, 2011

This organization has great vision and is truly here to serve those in need. I have a friend with bi-polar disorder, it has been a long 30+ years that we have fought this together. I have seen how it has changed her life, and mine. Because this disorder runs in her family, her mother, brother, many of her cousins, aunts and uncles have it as well. The loss of family members due to suicide during a "down" time is far more than any other family I know. We have had many talks on the phone during these down times for her, when all I could do was pray that when I woke in the morning, she would still be alive.
This being said, she is a successful business woman. She volunteers many hours every year to many different causes. By looking at her, talking with her, you would never know about the darkness that lurks within her. She is kind, great with kids and animals, very moral and generally happy.
It has been difficult for her to make long term friends, have a boyfriend and sometimes in the work place. There is indeed a horrible stigma associated with bi-polar disorder, and most people don't want to learn about it, they just walk away from it. It is just as serious as cancer, but people rally around those who are suffering; while those with mental illness such as this, often sit alone; afraid to talk about it for fear of being judged or ostracized.
This foundation's goal to educate, eradicate and comfort is a dream come true for people like me (who has a dear friend who suffers) and my friend and her family.
Thank you, International Bi-Polar Foundation for taking on the masses and offering a hand to those in need of it! We all applaud you and all you serve! I pray for your continued success!

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General Member of the Public & I have joined the fundraising walks. I have spent countless hours on the phone with a depressed bi-polar friend.