Coldplay Guitar Tour

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog, Support the Foundation |

  As you might have heard, the British super band Coldplay generously offered to help The Sutherland Bipolar Center raise money to help treat individuals with bipolar disorder. As we come closer to the final drawing, we’re taking the Grand Prize, a Fender guitar signed by the band, on tour to several local businesses. We’ll show off the guitar, play a few riffs and answer questions about our incredible once-in-a-lifetime...

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What an Amazing Year We Had!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Blog |

by Rachel Cruz, RDS Foundation Executive Director We reached many milestones in 2016, accomplishments we only hoped we could achieve when the year began. And yet here we are now in 2017, strong in our convictions, stable in our focus that we will continue to be here to serve this community, and hopefully move beyond our own borders to help a wider world! Let’s take a look at what happened last year that brought us to this point…. Our...

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Why Psychoeducation?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog |

By Dr. Alisha Brosse Sutherland Center Associate Director Two newsletters ago I wrote about our Sutherland Seminar Series, an 8-week program to better educate people about bipolar disorder. Now you are hearing us talk about our recently launched “on demand” format of the seminar series. You may be wondering:  Why all this focus on psychoeducation? We use the term “psychoeducation” to describe education offered to individuals with a...

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Join us for a Free 30 Minute Information Meeting about the services we offer!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog |

The Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation offers information meetings free to the public once a month. Join us for a 30-min introductory evening where you’ll learn who we are, the services that we offer and how to access them, and how we change people’s lives for the better with research-based bipolar therapy. (This meeting is not a presentation about the illness.) For comprehensive information about bipolar disorder, join us on...

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Training Future Psychologists

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Blog |

by Dr. Alisha Brosse, Sutherland Center Associate Director If you are at all familiar with the Sutherland Center, then you probably know that our mission is to provide clinical services to people who can’t afford them in the community. You may be less familiar with our other commitment: to train clinicians in research-supported psychotherapy for bipolar disorders. We are passionate about this! Through this training we have a much broader...

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The Sutherland Seminar Series

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog |

by Dr. Alisha Brosse, Sutherland Center Associate Director The Sutherland Seminar Series (SSS) is an 8-week educational series open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about bipolar disorders. The SSS covers topics such as: What is bipolar disorder? How is it diagnosed? What is the relationship between bipolar disorder and other disorders, like anxiety, ADHD, and substance use disorders? If you have bipolar disorder, what are...

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A challenge turned into an opportunity!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Blog |

Our long-time funder/supporter, The Colorado Grand, gave us a challenge. They have generously given us $573,000 through the years, but in order for us to continue receiving our annual gift from them, we have to raise $80,000 in funding commitments by the end of 2016. This challenge has actually given us renewed purpose. Not only has it become an opportunity to build on our solid mission of improving the lives of people with bipolar disorder...

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Interview with Dr. Gregg Olsen

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Blog |

On a rainy June afternoon, RDSF Board Secretary, Rachel Cruz, sat down with one of Sutherland Center’s most dedicated psychiatrists, Dr. Gregg Olsen, who has been doing pro bono work as a Board Member and with the Center’s clients for over a decade.   Rachel: How did you get involved with the Sutherland Center? Gregg: I got involved through Will Van Derveer. Will is a longstanding friend and colleague of mine, and he knew Bob...

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Please give us your vote!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Blog |

Friends: The Robert Sutherland Foundation, is among several non-profits that have been nominated to receive $20,000-worth of marketing services by BizWest magazine, and we’d like to ask you to vote for the Foundation on the magazine’s Facebook site. The BizWest Facebook page is at Simply click on the Partners in Philanthropy app, accessible on the lower left side, or via the “More” dropdown...

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The Whisper of Suicide

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog |

Following Robin Williams’s tragic death, the media exploded with opinion pieces on why people commit suicide, the stigma that keeps people from talking about it, and what might have driven someone as talented as Mr. Williams to take his own life. I was (and still am) a big admirer of Mr. Williams, and reading about him was painful. I was particularly struck by an incident on the set of “Mork and Mindy” in 1978, where, on a break between...

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