The Sutherland Center is in its 13th year at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and I have to tout that we have done a lot for the community. In raising over $1 million dollars for the Center in the past dozen years, we have educated hundreds of people in our community with the free multi-week informational Sutherland Seminar Series (there is one happening now). We have helped to train over 50 graduate students to enhance their skills and gain expert knowledge to treat patients with research-supported therapies. And most importantly, the Center has directly helped over 1200 people impacted by bipolar disorder. Your donation and support has made a difference!
In this newsletter you’ll hear from the Center’s Director, Dr. David Miklowitz as he addresses suicide, what to look for and what to do if your loved one feels suicidal. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of our Board Members and why they are so dedicated to this mission. And you’ll learn about the revitalized connection that we have to the CU Foundation and our shift to becoming a public foundation and why it’s important to the Center and RDS Foundation’s future.
In addition, National Bipolar Awareness day is this Friday, October 10, 2014. In recognition of this day, the International Bipolar Foundation is introducing their own version of Pay it Forward > “Say it Forward!” Take the time on Friday to educate one person about bipolar disorder. If that person does the same, and so on, think of how much change we can create.
Finally, we are celebrating our 5th Annual Fundraising Event, “Living Better Lives,” on Sunday October 26th in Boulder. If you haven’t been to any of our events, this is the time! The evening is informative, the food and drink are delicious, the community caring and engaged, and the program fun and entertaining! We have internationally renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Warner, who will speak about the over- and under-diagnosis of bipolar disorder. You can buy tickets online. We hope to see you on the 26th!
Wishing you and your family well,
Bob Sutherland Jr