DBSA e-Update May 2008: Web Connections
All Ears? Now You Can Listen to a DBSA Brochure
We’re proud to announce that you can now listen to an audio recording of Introduction to Depression and Bipolar Disorder, one of our most popular brochures!
To listen to this educational resource that explains the basics of the two most prevalent mood disorders, simply click here, or visit www.DBSAlliance.org/Listen.
Keep your ear to the ground and check back often—in the coming weeks, we’ll be offering more audio brochures!
DBSA “Ask the Doctors” Chat: Genetics and Bipolar Disorder
Melvin G. McInnis, MD
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
RSVP here (it’s free!)
Join Melvin McInnis, MD, FRCPsych, on May 28, to discuss cutting-edge topics relating to bipolar disorder and genetic testing. RSVP today and send a question for Dr. McInnis to answer during the live chat. A world-renowned researcher in bipolar disorder genetics, Dr. McInnis is the Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression and Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center.
Dr. McInnis has a relatively rare combination of research and clinical experience. He has extensive laboratory leadership experience and is also a recognized clinical expert.
He’s widely published in his field and also participates in one of the largest and longest-standing collaborations on the illness that began as the NIMH Genetics Initiative for Bipolar Disorder. Dedicated to bipolar disorder genetics, this project now involves 11 American universities and is commonly known as the "G11."
Don’t Miss the Latest Podcasts!
- DBSA Real Recovery Podcast with Dr. Melvin McInnis, world-renowned researcher and clinician, on the topic of genetics and bipolar disorder
- DBSA Real Recovery Podcast with David Granirer, comedian, counselor, consumer, author, founder of Stand Up for Mental Health and host of the special Stand-Up Comedy Night at the DBSA 2008 National Conference
- DBSA Recovery Chat, “Laughter’s the Best Medicine,” featuring David Granirer on June 25, 2008
Do Your Spring Cleaning … eBay for DBSA!
Clean out the garage and do some good at the same time—eBay for DBSA! Have anything sitting around that you just don’t need anymore—a stamp collection … fishing poles … bridesmaid dresses never worn that second time? You can sell these things—and almost anything of value—on eBay. And now, you can direct some, or all, of the proceeds to support nonprofits like DBSA, through a special program managed by eBay Giving Works and MissionFish.
DBSA is excited to participate in this program with other nonprofits like the American Red Cross and Amnesty International. In less than five years, almost $70 million has been raised for thousands of organizations. Who’d have guessed that selling the painting in your attic could help one of the millions of Americans who lives with a mood disorder?
So, tackle that closet and eBay for DBSA!