Helping The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

Please Continue to Help the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Last week, we told you The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) is competing in the Pepsi Refresh contest in November for the chance to win a $250,000 award.

The CABF is a worthy organization and we asked for your help. And our newsletter readers and HealthyPlace community members responded. Here's the email we received from Nanci Schiman, MSW, program manager of CABF:

"A huge thank you from all of the staff and members at CABF for your support of CABF. Since your newsletter went out today, we've moved from 8th place up to 5th! WOW, that's the biggest jump yet for us and everyone is excited and energized. The boost we got from HealthyPlace is second to none - jumping 3 spots in one day is unprecedented. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been voting for CABF and we appreciate your continued support!"

This funding would allow the group to greatly expand their outreach and programming to help the many children, teens, young adults and families impacted by mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

The key to winning this contest is getting the most votes. People can vote every day, three times (once each by Facebook, Twitter and on the Pepsi Refresh site). So the challenge is to get the word out to as many people as possible and to encourage them to take a few minutes each day for the rest of November to vote. Voting details are here.

There are over 5 million kids in the U.S. who suffer with bipolar disorder or depression. Can you spare a few minutes a day for the remaining 13 days in November to help?  It's going to take a big push to get CABF into first or second place; the only places that count when it comes to getting the award.

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Shortly after the suicide death of Laurie's husband, their 14 year old son entered the world of video game addiction. Now he's dropped out of school and his entire day consists of playing video games, eating and sleeping. On top of that, Laurie's struggling to find him help. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

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Still to Come in November on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

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For all previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV archived shows.

"I'm More Than Borderline" on HealthyPlace Radio

The stigma of Borderline Personality Disorder makes it difficult for sufferers to find treatment. Listen as HealthyPlace blogger, Becky Oberg, discusses her struggles and successes on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2010, November 18). Helping The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 16 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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