October 2nd – 8th


Educate & Inspire

When it comes to mental health conditions, silence is not golden. Silence breeds stigma, and stigma hurts. Most mental illness begins in adolescence, yet it can take years for individuals to seek treatment. Stigma prevents people from seeking life-saving treatment and support.

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) hopes that you will join forces with us to educate and inspire people to learn the facts and talk about mental illness, so that individuals won’t be afraid to seek the help they need.




The number of people we are trying to reach. Please help.


The concept “pay it forward” means to perform a selfless good deed for another, and “Say It Forward” does the same thing by educating and speaking out against stigma.

Help Us Say It Forward during the week of October 2nd-8th. Share our images on social media, use the form below to send an email to your friends and family, or share your hindsight advice to your younger self using the hashtag #DearTeenageMe. Also, you can join our Tweetchat or participate in Text, Talk, Act, see below for details.

Share on Facebook

share a status update to #SayItForward

Discuss on Twitter

Send a tweet to #SayItForward

Send an Email

email a friend to #SayItForward


Tuesday, October 4  12-1pm Pacific Time

Join at or search #DearTeenMe on Twitter. Use #DearTeenMe in your tweets to be seen by everyone in the chat


Groups can text START to 89800 to receive discussion questions to guide them through a conversation about mental health

Learn more at

Share an Image on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest

and use hashtag #DearTeenageMe and include to allow others to participate

Share on Social Media

or write your own using #DearTeenageMe and include to allow others to participate

Send an Email

email a friend to tell them about #SayItForward

This email will contain information about Bipolar Disorder as well as your personal message.
Send a test email to yourself to read the say it forward message.