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Announcing the First Bipolar Youth Action Project (BYAP) Research Forum in Victoria, BC on July 12, 2015. You don't want to miss this unique and amazing event! If you are a youth between ages 16-25 and have bipolar disorder, or you know of one, please click HERE for more information and registration instructions. We are excited to see you there!
The Bipolar Babe project has a true grassroots history started by Andrea Paquette, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her mid-twenties. She created a Bipolar Babe t-shirt and www.bipolarbabe.com to share her personal experience, so others did not have to suffer in silence like she did.
Andrea's efforts consisted of offering mental health presentations in the classrooms and in the community, and she also began hosting a Teens2Twenties
support group with youth in her basement suite for those with mental health challenges in 2009. Her efforts led to her meeting supportive and dedicated individuals in the local Victoria community who later formed a non-profit Board.
The Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia
The Bipolar Disorder Society of BC is the umbrella organization for the Bipolar Babe project and is a registered non-profit since January 2010, receiving charitable status 6 months later in a mere 29 days. Our Society holds great promise and has been impactful in the local, provincial, and national mental health community. The Bipolar Disorder Society of BC has designed programs providing mental health awareness, education and peer support for those facing mental health challenges in hopes of eliminating stigma
and unwarranted fears of this mental illness with a special focus on youth. Visit our Programs Page
for more information.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Creating a world of understanding, empathy and acceptance, where people with mental illness are included as equal contributing members in all spheres of society.
Stomp out the stigma
of mental illness through awareness, education and support.
• Knowledge, understanding, education and support
• Respect, dignity and integrity
• Open dialogue
• Community – partnerships and collaboration
• Grass roots leadership
• Facilitating self-empowerment, self- esteem, self-worth and self-determination
• Transparency, accountability, authenticity and honesty
• Inclusion of lived experiences
Please share our site and feel free to visit CanadaHelps.com
to make a donation. Your support is very much appreciated.
Thank you from the Bipolar Babe Team!