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Meeting Notes: August 31, 2011

by Bruce on August 31, 2011

Announcements: DBSA California Conference 2011:  “What the world needs now.” October 14-15, 2011 in San Jose, CA Resources: Where to find information about medications:  Medline Plus (consumers), PubMed (clinicians), NIH Mental Health Medications Questions to ask your doctor From the Question Bag: – What’s the difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II? – It’s hard […]

Mental Illness Scholarships

by lackofsolidity on October 26, 2010

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship for those diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenic, or schizo-affective disorder The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship 500 words or less essay competition for $1,000 for those with bipolar disorder Bipolar Lives Scholarship 450 – 900 word essay for $1,000 scholarship for those with bipolar disorder INCIGHT scholarship $750 scholarship renewable for 4 years for […]

Announcements – 2010 Speaker Meetings

by admin on October 20, 2010

From time to time we invite speakers to address our group at our regular Wednesday night meetings. October 20, 2010 – Mood and Sleep Allison Harvey, Ph.D. Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic, University of California, Berkeley Allison Harvey is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Golden Bear Sleep […]

Meeting Notes – October 4, 2010

by Clara on October 14, 2010

It’s a long time between meetings when there are five Wednesdays in a month,  which was the case with September. We had a lively meeting with several newcomers. Introductions We also welcomed back Katherine and wished her well for her recovery from surgery. As usual, Katherine started the meeting by reading summary of guidelines for […]

Meeting Notes – August 4, 2010

by Clara on August 11, 2010

We were happy to see another big gathering for out regular meeting at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. We followed our usual format and went around the circle to introduce ourselves. Katherine reviewed the success of this year’s bipolar day. The slides from the Presentations: 2010 – 6th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day are […]

Meeting Notes – July 21, 2010

by Clara on August 2, 2010

We have been enjoying good turnouts for our support group meetings. This was true last night as well. About two dozen members and visitors gathered together for the meeting at our new quarters at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. The first order of business , even before introductions, was the discussion of Stanford […]

Weekly creative writing class at Stanford “How do you help yourself manage your depression?” is one of the most frequent topics for discussion in our meetings. The suggestions always include writing and journaling as methods to help yourself. DBSA Palo Alto members are very fortunate because we have access to a free weekly writing workshop […]