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#MakeSomeoneHappy Challenge!

WhatA challenege to make at least one person happy and to bring awareness to International Bipolar Foundation and our work to help the more than 165 million people with bipolar disorder 

WhoAnyone interested in brightening someone’s day

HowIt’s as easy as 1, 2, 3,

·      Wear a red nose and video yourself telling them (at least one person) your wish for their happy day, then post it on your social media: “Hi [name], I want to make you happy today so I’m wearing this red nose. When feeling low or down in the dumps, remember this nose to relieve your grumps. I invite you to wear a red nose and make 3 more people happy.” Remember to use the hashtags #MakeSomeoneHappy and tag us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/internationalbipolarfoundation)  or Twitter (@intlbipolar) . Don't have social media? Send Heather at hzupin@ibpf.org your video and/or pics and we will post it for you! 

·      Be creative; use a Rudolph or clown nose, lipstick, a sticker, ping pong ball…your choices are endless

·      AND ask people to make a donation to us at www.IBPF.org/donate when you post your photo or video to social media!

Please forward to friends, family and colleagues and ask them to participate in this fun challenge!

‘Sometimes I just want to crawl under a rock. It seems as if that is the safest place; the hardness of the rock will protect me from what I don’t want to face and I don’t need to exert energy into doing anything anyone asks of me. I can escape to the darkness this rock shield provides and be alive in my own world without a care.’ If you are finding yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place, one might miss out on what the world truly has to offer if the rock is more securely fastened...

Mental Health Awareness Patch

Did you know that we developed the first Mental Health Awareness Patch for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America? 

With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn the Mental Health Awareness Patch for playing a positive role in their communities. Learn more here...