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National Bipolar Foundation Rallies Broad Support
Date:11/13/2009

Memphis Mayor, AC Wharton Announces Press Conference Endorsing New Program as Ground-Breaking

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 17 at 2:00 pm, Memphis Mayor AC Wharton will announce during a press conference at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center his support for the a new cooperative venture that assists individuals with bipolar disorder. The Memphis-based National Bipolar Foundation has been in the national spotlight during the past few weeks for its joint initiative with the MedicAlert Foundation. A major breakthrough to benefit people living with bipolar disorder has been developed for the first time ever. The effort has produced a preventive care program called "Safe 'til Stable®." The initiative provides vital medical information to emergency responders in time of need through MedicAlert's 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 individuals with bipolar disorder will have a voice in times when they cannot speak for themselves. In times of emergency, they will be properly routed for assistance. This will provide a sense of security for these individuals and those close to them.

The National Bipolar Foundation (NBPF) was founded in 2007 by Marc Kullman, in order to educate, reduce stigma and seek affordable healthcare for people living with bipolar disorder. The foundation's 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. Further information can be found by visiting '/>"/>

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