Living with Bipolar Disorder... An Evening of Community Conversation and Education

News from Community Services, Posted on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 6:53pm

Living with Bipolar Disorder... An Evening of Community Conversation and Education

Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Olean YMCA 1101 Wayne Street. Light refreshments will be served

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder affects approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S., or nearly 3% of the population over the age of 18 in a given year. 

Please join us for a 40 minute film from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that depicts 3 people who have been treated for Bipolar Disorder, as well as the widow of a man who struggled with a mood disorder that was most likely undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder, and ultimately died by suicide. 

Following the viewing of "Living with Bipolar Disorder," Dr. Shahnawaz Meer, M.D., consulting psychiatrist for the Cattaraugus County Dept of Community Services will faciliate a question and answer forum regarding Bipolar Disorder and other mental health diagnoses.

Sarah Clark, WNY Chapter Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will provide suicide prevention/postvention resources/materials.

Who should attend this event?

Individuals living with Bipolar Disorder, Family members, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Students, Public Health Professionals, Advocates, Psychologists, Community Members, Individuals interested in suicide prevention.

For any questions, or to RSVP, please call Meghan Monahan, LMHC at 716-701-3315!



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