Bipolar Advantage Sponsors International Mental Health Awareness Events

Bipolar Advantage Sponsors International Mental Health Awareness Events














San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2010

Bipolar Advantage is sponsoring events in over 60 cities in 2010 that will include talks to educate, inspire, and connect communities around the topic of Mental Health Awareness.

“The mission of Bipolar Advantage is to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives.” To that end, these events will provide speakers that give a message of hope and fight stigma. Bipolar Advantage President, Tom Wootton says, “The mental health field is plagued with the bigotry of low expectations. Far too many people are talking about ‘changing the stigma’ while creating the worst stigma of all: the idea that we are not capable of achieving greatness. It is time to stand up to such negativity by spelling out Results Worth Striving For.”

Mental Health Advocacy and Support Groups will have local chapter representatives on hand to share information about their programs and services. Organizations include: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Mental Health America, Suicide Prevention, City and County Mental Health Departments, along with College Counseling and Psychology Departments. In addition, therapists, psychiatric clinics, nutrition, fitness, and other care providers will participate. The audience will have a chance to meet and ask questions with representatives from these organizations before and after the talks.

Speakers will talk about how Insight, Freedom, Stability, Self-Mastery, and Equanimity are achievable and how they lead to a new perspective. They will address how mental conditions can turn from a “disorder” into an advantage in our lives. Other topics include education, assessments, life planning, and treatments for mental conditions. Stressing the importance of integrated care, speakers will address the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationships, and career/financial needs of those with mental conditions as well as those who love and support them.

Events are free and open to the public. Events are of special interest for those diagnosed with mental conditions, and families looking for resources and support in their community. They will inspire mental health providers in the community by expanding their expectations of what their clients can achieve. Community advocates, therapists, doctors, and health care providers are encouraged to attend. Bipolar Advantage is certified by the California Board of Behavioral Health (PCE#4050) and will offer free CEU Units for MFT and LCSW therapists.

About Bipolar Advantage:

Established in 2002, Bipolar Advantage’s mission is to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives. Combining the insights of professionals with consumers who have mastered their condition, Bipolar Advantage is at the forefront a revolution in mental health care. The program addresses physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationships and career through integrated education, assessment, life planning, treatment, and results worth striving for.

Incorporated in California, Bipolar Advantage is a consumer run organization of mental health professionals and others in support of those with mental conditions, their family, and friends. Based on the expertise and direction of the Education Team, our objective in the next two years is to bring our innovative program worldwide.

For more information visit BipolarAdvantage.com or call (415) 992-5315

You can see videos of similar talks at http://www.YouTube.com/bipolaradvantage

A complete listing of events is at: http://www.bipolaradvantage.com/NewsEvents/Calendar.php

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