Webinars are online presentations that go in depth on current topics related to bipolar disorder. They are held live about once a week, and are recorded and posted to our website.
Topics include emerging research trends, new types of therapy, self-help tools, and personal stories. The presentations are directed at both patients, caregivers, and professionals. Certain topics will apply to some groups more than others.
· 75% of viewers find the video helpful and learn something new
Survey after webinar to assess if the viewer:
o Learned something
o Found the video helpful
o Would recommend the video to their friends
Quarterly surveys to measure:
o How many viewers have incorporated something they have learned into their lifestyle or practice (health care professionals)
o Survey results will be separated out by topic
Staff will record webinar activity such as which videos are played most often and who is in the audience
An overview of everything a person should know about living with bipolar disorder, organized into one book. Chapters include: Children
and Adolescents, College, Family Life and Relationships, Pregnancy, The
Workplace, Travel, Aging, Nutrition, Substance Abuse, Medication, Natural
Treatments, the Caregiver, and more.
The book is designed for both patients, caregivers, and professionals looking for a general overview of the different aspects of living with bipolar disorder.
100% of readers learn something from reading the book
75% of readers would recommend the book
Complete 3 more languages and 5 country chapters (for 2015)
Increase number of PDFs sent out by 25%
25% of readers regularly refer back to the book
Quarterly surveys will be sent out to recipients of the book to determine:
o If they are a consumer, caregiver, or professional
o What they learned and what chapters were most helpful
o If they incorporated something they learned into their lifestyle or practice
o If they regularly refer back to the book
o If they would recommend it to someone
Girls earn the patch by completing activities to learn about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Activities vary by age group and include making brain structures with clay or beads, learning mental illness facts and myths, observing how the media portrays mental health, reading about famous achievers who have a mental illness, and discovering local resources.
75% of participants will be aware of local resources to get help
50% of participants will be more likely to openly discuss mental health
75% of participants will not be afraid to get help when needed
After completing the required activities, the leaders and girl scouts will answer a survey to assess if the girls:
Understood the material
Will get help for self or someone else when needed
Are aware of available resources
Are more likely to openly discuss mental health
"What an absolutely amazing program this is!! The dialogue it opened with my girls was so amazing!! Thank you so much!”
"It’s amazing to see the girls once they've connected the dots of everyday life and family members with some of these issues and they get clued in as to what's going on in their lives. I would go as far to say this journey made them a little bit closer to one another. This booklet was very informative. I was able to even use it for my workplace. Thanks!”
"What a wonderful time we had completing the Mental Health patch. One of our leaders was a psychology professor and she brought an actual brain for the girls to look at. We also spent a lot of time doing the role play (great activity) and talking about what mental health really means. Fit in perfectly with a weekend dedicated to taking a pledge to be kind to each other!"
International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.
· We distributed over 4,000 free PDF copies of our book, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder
· 500 Girl Scouts earned our Mental Health Awareness Patch
· We hosted 32 webinars that were viewed by over 1000 people
· We hosted 10 events in Southern California including educational lectures, our first annual 5K, and first annual conference.
· Our Say It Forward Anti Stigma Campaign reached over 4 million people online
· Increase the number of Healthy Living books distributed, Girl Scout patches earned, and webinar viewers all by 150%
· Reach more people with limited access to health care
· Reach more health care professionals with up to date information about bipolar disorder and new treatment developments
· Increase our presence in other countries
· Funding for our Healthy Living book so that we can provide hard copies for free to consumers (Currently PDF is available for free and hard copy is $35). $17,000 would cover the non-personnel costs of 500 hard copies.
· Funding for our Girl Scout patch so that we can reach more girls and continue to provide the patches for free. $1,000 would cover the materials expenses for 500 patches.
· Funding for website and other online expenses. $4,000 would cover all web expenses for one year.
· Funding or volunteers to translate our Healthy Living book and other materials
· Funding and volunteers to host events in other countries
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