California Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization based in San Diego whose mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support services for all affected; and to erase associated stigma through public education.

We are made up of a founding Executive Board, a Scientific Advisory Board, Honorary Board and Consumer Advisory Board. Reporting to the Executive Board are 4 committees who address the pieces of our mission.

What We Do:

Education Committee:

Annual Mental Health Fair held in May
Celebration of Bipolar Awareness Day, held in October
Introduction of Breaking the Silence curriculum into the public school system
My Support, an electronic newsletter
Television, radio and print public relations

Care & Support Committee:

Twice monthly day time support group meetings
Monthly evening support group meetings
Annual Family summer picnic
Sibling support group
Addressing the issue of mental health courts and training police officers

Development Committee:

Annual fund raising gala held in February
Change 4 Change program to promote Bipolar Awareness Day
Annual speaking luncheon, held in the fall

Consumer Advisory Board:

Advising the Board of Directors on how best to meet consumer needs
Reviewing organizational publications
Organizing special activities to promote consumers

How Can You Get Involved?

Come to the support groups
Volunteer to help at the Mental Health Fair, gala, or luncheon
Join a committee
Educate someone about the disorder