2016 International Bipolar Foundation Essay Contest for High School Students

2016 International Bipolar Foundation Essay Contest for High School Students
28 Jan 2016


About 60 million people worldwide have a brain disorder known as bipolar disorder or manic-depressive illness. Chances are someone you know has this mental illness or cares for someone who does. Learning about bipolar disorder can help you understand the impact this disease has on those affected by it so you can respond to them with care and sensitivity.

Are people who live with bipolar disorder stigmatized in your community?
Community can be defined as country, city, neighbourhood, school, etc… Include your definition of community in your essay.
These are some examples of how you can address this topic:
» What do you think causes stigma, and what are the best ways to fight it? Give some examples from your community.
» Is stigma for bipolar disorder different than other mental illnesses? 
» Describe your personal experience with stigma.

Recommended: Read our Fact Sheet to learn more about stigma as helpful background information for your essay.

The International Bipolar Foundation

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

April 1, 2016

» Open to all high school students (or international equivalent)
» Entries must be original work
» Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges
» Essays will become property of International Bipolar Foundation and will not be returned
» Contestant agrees to allow International Bipolar Foundation to publicize essay
» Deadline – April 1
» Winners Announced – May 1
» Must be written in English
» Times New Roman, 12 point font
» Double spaced
» 500-1000 words
» Submit as a Word Document if possible
» Submit using this form

For questions contact Heather Zupin at
» Email: [email protected]
» Phone: 858-764-2396
» Fax: 858-764-2491
» Mailing Address: 8895 Towne Centre Drive Suite 105-260, San Diego, CA 92103 USA

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