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IBPF Welcomes new Chairman Susan Berger

Susan Berger joined the IBPF Board of Directors in 2009 as Treasurer, and we now welcome her as Board Chairman. She has over twenty-five years of business expertise. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her graduate degree in Accounting from Bentley College. As a CPA with Ernst & Young for over twelve years, her practice focused on the health care and financial services sectors. She then owned and managed a real estate firm specializing in residential rehabs and management.

Susan was the co-founder and President of Blue Harbor Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding promising clinical research with the potential to advance the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders. Susan has been active as a board member of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Mental Health America in Marion County, Lupus Foundation of Houston (where she was co-founder and president of the board). At the Kentucky Day School she was a Board Member and member of the finance committee that was responsible for a highly successful ten million dollar capital campaign. At St. Richard's Episcopal school she served on the Development and Finance Committee. She also served on the Board of Midwest Academy in Indianapolis.

Currently, Susan resides in Dallas with her husband Walter. They have two sons, one of whom has bipolar disorder. Their son was diagnosed at the age of twelve. Since that time, Susan has been dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness and the advancement of diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders.

    Behavioral Health Quality of Life Tool

Take our Behavioral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire here to learn about healthy lifestyle choices to help you manage your physical and mental health.

NYC Luncheon: Register now!

Join us in New York City for a riveting discussion with Dr. Kay Jamison and Paul Dalio! 

Monday, February 13, 2017.

Details here.  

There are a large variety of medications to help treat bipolar disorder including mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, and anti-psychotics, just to name a few. Some people take only one medication or treatment, while others take multiple medication and treatments; everyone’s body is different and reacts differently to medications. Some people do well on a group of medications for a period of time, but after a while the medications don’t work as well as they did initially. A person may slip back...

Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

Our Mental Health Awareness Patch teaches scouts about the brain and it's influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The patch is available for free to Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, and other similar scouting organizations. Learn more and download the activity packet here