Mental Illness in the Media
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently aired a piece on how
the U.S. fails to effectively provide treatment for mental illness. The
statistics are quite revealing and well presented. Note: John Oliver is a
comedian and some language may be offensive.
Mental Health Care: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
DBSA National Statement on Gun Violence
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance acknowledges the heaviness many people around the country are feeling in the wake of the recent mass shootings. Click here to read full statement.
National DBSA Annual Report 2021
Gain a closer look at the impact our chapter’s support has had on those
living with depression and bipolar disorder. Through education, support,
and action, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, along with our
community of mental health advocates, is lighting the way for wellness
for more people than ever before.
The Medicare patient resource center is on a mission to help people with
disabilities get the most out of the Medicare program (note: they do not
sell or provide healthcare plans). They have published a comprehensive
guide to understanding eligibility, coverage, and, most importantly, how to
navigate the enrollment process.
THE NIMH MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Sign up for the latest mental health news, research advances, upcoming
events, publications, clinical trials, meeting summaries, and more. In
addition to the email newsletter and RSS updates, please also visit
NIMH on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, where they highlight Science
Updates, Press Releases, and other timely matters.
FURTHER READING ON BIPOLAR
Results of a One-Day Online CBT-Based Workshop Helped New Moms With Postpartum Depression
Psych Congress: Bipolar Disorder Across the Spectrum: Novel Screening
Tools and Treatment Options | HMP Education
MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT
Registration is now open for the The DBSA Summit. It will take place
virtually October 10 - 14th. This year’s summit is packed with informative,
engaging sessions designed to equip our community with the education
and tools needed to impact change at the individual, local, state, and
national levels. We also have fun events planned: a movie screening, an
Off-Broadway night, a virtual game session, a guided meditation, and a
Link to Register: 2022 DBSA Summit
Information for this year’s summit: https://vepimg.b8cdn.com/uploads/vjfnew//content/files/1659088957dbsa-
DBSA NATIONAL SURVEY
Older Adults Living With Depression and Chronic Physical Health Conditions https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/depressionANDhealth
FROM DBSA NATIONAL
August is National Make-A-Will Month!
Free Will is dedicated to helping people who live with mood disorders ensure security for their loved ones. In just 20 minutes you can create or update your legally-binding will. Click Here
Back to School - Being a Kid is Hard
National DBSA will offer facilitator training in September. California is
offering three relatively short programs over the summer. They cost $25.00 for out-of-staters, but include a $25.00 gift card for those who complete them and do the evaluation.
DBSA Wellness Wheel - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
I'm Living Proof: Coming to Terms with Bipolar
Virtual Peer Support Legislation Advances in U.S House: Is Your
Healthcare Team Treating Toward Wellness?
SUBSTANCE ABUSE GROUP
For those addressing substance abuse issues, CHOICES Trauma Informed 12 Step Peer Support Group (Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM Eastern)
offers an alternative to traditional AA/NA 12 step programs.
IBPF Webinar - "The Role of Sleep In Bipolar Disorder" - Tuesday August 23 at 1:00 PM EDT - Click Here to Register
2022 Fall Forum- Psychedelic Therapy: Problems and Promises. October 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
For Young People on Snapchat: How to Support a Friend Who is Considering Suicide
Video and Text: “Four Ways Not to React to Someone With Depression or Crisis & Healthier Alternatives” from DBSA California.
Video: New Developments in a Blood Test for Bipolar
Development of a Combined Digital and Biomarker Test for Bipolar Disorder
Reflecting On Life With Bipolar—A Letter To My Younger Self
The Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression and Efficacy of Antidepressants
SoundOFF! Bipolar “Recovery” & Balance
Scenes From A Marriage With A Bipolar Person
Vitamin D’s Impact On Depression
How To Own Your Bipolar Anger & Frustration
Bipolar & Impulsivity
Two Types Of Telehealth Effective In Bipolar Treatment
Preventative Actions To Avoid Periods Of Bipolar Depression
Deep Brain Stimulation To Brain Area Linked To Reward and Motivation Is a Potential Therapy For Treatment-Resistant Depression
Ketamine Use- Where And When Is It Safe?