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Memphis Mayor Endorses National Bipolar Foundation
Date:11/11/2009

Forward thinking Mayor A.C. Wharton, sees Benefit in New Safe 'til Stable Program

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memphis Mayor, A.C. Wharton stands up for the outstanding Memphis-based National Bipolar Foundation; a press conference is to be hosted by University of Tennessee Health & Science Center on November 17th at 2pm at the Student Center at 800 Madison in Room 305. The National Bipolar Foundation has been in the national spotlight during the past few weeks for its initiative in cooperation with the MedicAlert Foundation. A major breakthrough to benefit people living with Bipolar disorder has been developed for the first time ever. The cooperative venture has produced a preventative care program called "Safe 'til Stable." It provides vital medical information to emergency responders in 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, 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 its online campaign through social media networking. The MedicAlert Foundation, founded in 1956, is the leader in providing identification and emergency med
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