Ashley from the International Bipolar Foundation writes about their Anti Stigma Campaign

Hi Dr. B:

Our annual Say It Forward Campaign will be running this Sunday (Sept. 30) until October 7th! We hope you can pass it along and share with others!

When it comes to mental illness and stigma, silence is NOT golden

Stigma hurts. It prevents people from getting the medical help they need. It prevents them from turning to their loved ones for support. Stigma stems from ignorance – people just don’t understand mental illness.

Please join us in educating people about mental illness with our second annual “Say It Forward” campaign, in honor of National Bipolar Awareness Day on October 4. The concept “pay it forward” means to do an selfless good deed for another. In our online anti-stigma campaign, you can do that just by forwarding an email. We hope that you will help us spread the word and decrease stigma by sending out information about Say It Forward to your members.

Here is how it works: Click on the link below to get started. Then forward the email we have created containing information that does the education for you, to as many friends, family, and coworkers as you can. Ask them to send it on to whomever they can. We will be tracking how many people who receive the message about mental illness during the week of National Bipolar Awareness Day.* The campaign will run from Sunday September 30, through Sunday October 7. Our goal is to reach 10,000 people this year!

We would appreciate your participation in “Say It Forward”. By sharing the above link with your members you can help us spread the word about stigma and mental illness to thousands, all across the globe. It will take us all working together to undo negative perceptions about those who suffer with mental illness. And please remember that the campaign does not start until September 30th!

Thank you!


Ashley Reitzin MSW
Program Manager
International Bipolar Foundation


Add us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalBipolarFoundation
Follow us on Twitter: @IntlBipolar
Join “My Support” e-newsletter: http://conta.cc/eyK0ra

Thanks for reading Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia News from Boise Bipolar Center.
Please see the video on preventing suicide “Stay Here” at:
Youtube Soft Bipolar Cyclothymia
Pass it on to all bipolars you know. Bipolar disorder is the leading cause of all suicides and inoculate yourself and others. Stay on planet Earth. We need you.


Main Blog: Soft Bipolar News: www.boisebipolarcenter.com
Zen Bipolar Blog: www.zensoftbipolar.blogspot.com/

Post Comments Here: 

Categories: international bipolar foundation, nf, webinar. | Leave a comment

September Webinar with guest speaker, Dr. Hilary Blumberg: The Brain Circuitry of Bipolar Disorder: A View from Brain Scanning Research

Categories: brain scan, nf, webinar. | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.