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First Time-Door is Open for Family Discussion of Bipolar Disorder
Date:11/25/2009

ir energy. Mr. Champlin does not have bipolar disorder, but has been an outspoken proponent of the foundation because he sees value in all people. In his community, he is a well-known businessman, and forward thinker among his peers. It is no surprise that Mr. Champlin wants to help reduce stigma, educate, and seek affordable health care for all people living with bipolar disorder.

The MedicAlert Foundation, a cooperative partner in the "Safe 'til Stable" program, sees this effort by both foundations as the next great step for their foundation. The cooperative venture has produced a preventative care program called "Safe 'til Stable." It provides vital medical information to emergency responders in a time of need through our live 24-hour emergency response service. In a medical emergency, this can help reduce the trauma experienced by individuals impacted with bipolar disorder. If an individual experiences an event, first responders on the scene (e.g., law enforcement, emergency services personnel, etc.) will look for a medical ID with the "MEDIC ALERT" symbol. The Safe 'til Stable program is a milestone in that those with bipolar disorder will have a voice in times when they cannot speak for themselves, and will be properly routed in times of emergency, providing a sense of security for the individual and those close to them.

The National Bipolar Foundation (NBPF) was founded in 2007 by Marc Kullman in order to reduce stigma, educate, and seek affordable healthcare for those people living with bipolar disorder. A National Awareness Initiative has been launched to spread awareness through press releases, press conferences, proclamations, influential people, and an online campaign through social media networking. The MedicAlert Foundation, founded in 1956, is the leader in providing identification and emergency medical information. Together both foundations have developed a program that will prevent the misdirection, misdiagnosis, and mistreat
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