Tune in to Healthline’s Bipolar Awareness Chat to Learn from Experts
What Is a Facebook Chat?
A “Facebook Chat” is a virtual meeting of people on Facebook to discuss a common topic
Monday April 14th from 1:30-2:30pm PST
Where and How
To join the chat, please go to Healthline’s Living with Bipolar Disorder Facebook Page on 4/14 at 1:30pm PST: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-with-Bipolar-Disorder-Healthline/283614231695971?ref=hl
Healthline.com- Healthline will be moderating the chat with probing questions on the latest research and treatments for the disease as well as advice on how to cope with the disorder. Healthline will be joined by Allen Doederlein, President of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and Jon Press, a bipolar patient and blogger for BP Magazine for Bipolar.
Allen Doederlein is President of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the nation’s premier peer-led mental health organization focusing on mood disorders. DBSA reaches 2,000,000 people each year with current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness. DBSA’s reach is further expanded by its national network of 15 state organizations, 300 chapters, and 900 support groups, which provide life-saving, free peer support to tens of thousands of individuals who seek information and support on their paths to the healthy lives they want to lead.
Allen works with the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board to develop, articulate, and steward DBSA’s vision, mission, and core values. As the staff leader, Allen facilitates DBSA’s strategic initiatives, organizational alliances, and partnerships; serves as organizational spokesperson; and oversees generation of both contributed and earned revenues.
Jon Press is a husband and father living in the Chicago suburbs. He holds a BA in Religion, an MA in Christian Education, is certified in Mental Health First Aid, and has taken several graduate level courses towards a Masters degree in Community Counseling. He was first diagnosed with Bipolar I in college (1989). After many seasons of depression and (hypo)mania, his diagnosis was later revised to Bipolar II (2002). Following a hospitalization in 2010, he became fiercely committed to his own recovery and to connecting with others in the bp community. Jon was featured on the “This is Me” page in the 2012 Winter Edition of bp Magazine. He facilitates a depression, bipolar, and anxiety support group in the Chicago area called Fresh Hope.