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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance2016 DBSA I to We Tour

Making Stops in Baltimore, Seattle, and Akron

Join us this fall for the DBSA I to We Tour, making stops in Baltimore, Seattle, and Akron. These FREE 2-hour events for the public, individuals living with mood disorders and their friends or family, mental health practitioners, press, and local government will celebrate the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promote dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connect individuals seeking wellness to DBSA chapter and community resources.

All DBSA I to We Tour presentations are FREE! These dynamic and multi-media presentations will feature numerous peer perspectives—to not only educate, but to connect people with hope, help, and support. And, to inspire attendees to take action on their own or others behalf, so that everyone has the opportunity to live in wellness.

Come for yourself, a loved one, a patient, or client. Discover community resources, connect with support, and join us for a dynamic, multi-media presentation that explores how we—as peers, family, friends, and mental health practitioners can shift the focus

from “I to We”:

  • Eliminating illness to building wellness
  • Isolation and fear to a welcoming community of support
  • Individual views to powerful, collective voices

Tour Keynote: Melody Moezzi

Melody Moezzi

Lending her voice to our 2016 DBSA I to We Tour is Melody Moezzi, JD, MPH, award-winning author, United Nations Global Expert, and mental and civil rights advocate. Her latest book Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life is a critically acclaimed memoir that interweaves her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Moezzi is a blogger for The Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, and she has written for The New York Times, CNN, NPR and many other outlets. She is also a featured columnist and blogger for bp Magazine. Learn more about Melody and her work at MelodyMoezzi.com, and follow her on Twitter at @MelodyMoezzi.


I to We Tour and WeekendDBSA I to We Tour: Akron

Friday, November 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
 
Day one will celebrate the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promote dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connect individuals seeking wellness to DBSA chapter and community resources. Keynotes will focus on new findings in depression and bipolar disorders and utilizing positive psychology to aid in wellness. This dynamic, multi-media presentation explores how we, as peers, family, friends, and practitioners can shift the focus from “I to We”.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
 
Building on our commitment to action from the day before, DBSA’s Leadership Forum will offer five special tracks designed to help you enhance the unique way you provide support and advocate for change. See the agenda.

  • DBSA Chapter Leaders and Support Group Participants
  • Peer Specialists
  • Grassroots Advocates
  • Young Adults
  • Parents

Location
Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
1989 Front St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

For details and registration to this FREE event, visit DBSAlliance.org/Akron2016.

 


Past Tour Stops


I to We Tour: SeattleDBSA I to We Tour: Seattle

October 2, 2016
Seattle, WA

The next DBSA I to We Tour stop will be held in Seattle, WA.  All are welcome to attend this FREE community event that celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support.

Date & Time
Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105


DBSA I to We Tour: Baltimore
September 17, 2016
Baltimore, MD

The DBSA I to We Tour will made its first 2016 stop in Baltimore, MD. All were welcomed to attend this FREE community event that celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support.

Date & Time
Saturday, September 17, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location
Goucher College
Merrick Lecture Hall
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

Melody Moezzi

Keynote
Lending her voice to our 2016 DBSA I to We Tour is Melody Moezzi, JD, MPH, award-winning author, United Nations Global Expert, and mental and civil rights advocate. Her latest book Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life is a critically acclaimed memoir that interweaves her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Moezzi is a blogger for The Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, and she has written for The New York Times, CNN, NPR and many other outlets. She is also a featured columnist and blogger for bp Magazine. Learn more about Melody and her work at MelodyMoezzi.com, and follow her on Twitter at @MelodyMoezzi.


October 25, 2015
DBSA I to We Tour: NYC
New York City, NY

The DBSA I to We Tour made its final 2015 stop in New York City this fall in the heart of Manhattan at the New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts. Everyone was welcome to attend this FREE community event that celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support.

Melody Moezzi

Keynote
Lending her voice to our New York tour stop is Melody Moezzi, JD, award-winning author, United Nations Global Expert, and mental and civil rights advocate. Her latest book Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life is a critically acclaimed memoir that interweaves her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Learn more about Melody and her work at MelodyMoezzi.com.

Date & Time
Sunday, October 25, 2015
1:00 PM–3:00 PM 

Location
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023


August 15, 2015
DBSA I to We Tour: Greater Los Angeles
Northridge, CA

The DBSA I to We Tour stopped in the greater Los Angeles area this summer on the campus of California State University Northridge. All were welcome to attend this FREE community event that celebrated the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promoted dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connect individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support. Read press release and download event flyer (PDF).

Mariel Hemingway

Keynote
Lending her voice to our Greater Los Angeles tour stop was Mariel Hemingway, Academy Award nominated actress,  author, and advocate. Ms. Hemingway shared how a family legacy of mental illness,suicide, addiction, and depression—as documented in her new books Out Came the Sun and Invisible Girl—compelled her to become a passionate mental health and suicide awareness advocate. Learn more about Mariel and her work at MarielHemingway.com

Date & Time
Saturday, August 15, 2015
1:00 PM–3:00 PM  

Location
California State University Northridge
Student Union, Northridge Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330 

Community Partners
DBSA thanks our event co-host DBSA Northridge and greater Los Angeles community partners DBSA Conejo Valley, DBSA Pasadena, DBSA San Gabriel Valley, Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center Behavioral Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, NAMIGlendale, and NAMI San Fernando Valley.


May 16, 2015
DBSA I to We Tour: Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO 

On May 16, 2015, the DBSA I to We Tour launched with the first event in Colorado Springs, CO. With over 200 people in attendance, the event was a huge success. DBSA was so pleased to partner with DBSA Colorado Springs, AspenPointe, Cedar Springs Hospital, NAMI Colorado Springs, Peak View Behavioral Health, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, for the Illness to Wellness Community Mental Health Fair, which provided over 50 exhibits of local community resources to the attendees. What a fantastic day of hope, education, and inspiration to kick off the DBSA I to We Tour. Read press release.

Melody Moezzi

Keynote
Lending her voice to our Colorado Springs tour stop was Melody Moezzi, JD, award-winning author, United Nations Global Expert, and mental and civil rights advocate. Her latest book Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life is a critically acclaimed memoir that interweaves her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Learn more about Melody and her work at MelodyMoezzi.com.

Location
El Paso County Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods
Colorado, CO 80907

10:00 AM–11:30 AM
DBSA I to We Tour
Presentation

Brought to you by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Networking, Learning, and Lunch
Prepared by the AspenPointe Café

12:30 PM–4:00 PM
From Illness to Wellness Community Mental Health Fair
Presented by AspenPointe, Cedar Springs Hospital, DBSA Colorado Springs, NAMI Colorado Springs, Peak View Behavioral Health, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention