DBSA is excited to welcome The Balanced Mind Parent Nework to our core services. We are also pleased to welcome several familiar BMPN staff and volunteer leaders to our team. As previously announced, Julia Small will be lead on parent network resources and programming efforts. Shira Raider will be working on DBSA communications and educational programs, and Susan Resko will be leading DBSA's fundraising efforts.
2014: The Year of Thriving
DBSA welcomes 2014 with a year-long campaign, 2014: The Year of Thriving. Of course we all want our children and families to thrive, but for us at DBSA, this idea goes far beyond just being a nice sentiment or catchy campaign theme. DBSA is changing the discussion around mental health—because we believe it is crucial to shift the focus from surving mental health symptoms to building truly thriving lives.
So in 2014, we're asking our peers, families, clinicians, researchers, politicians and the public to expect more. We as a community need to promote and seek full wellness—because better is not well.
The cost of settling for reduced symptoms is simply too great. It is, in fact, a matter of life and death—for when residual symptoms exist, people with mood disorders are:
We hope you join us as we change the conversation, minds, goals and outcomes in 2014: The Year of Thriving.
The Balanced Mind Parent Network
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Chicago, Illinois 60654
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