Hope Says...


I Hate Myself: Hope says You Are Loved
I Don't Matter: Hope says You Have A Purpose
I Don't Fit In: Hope says You Belong
I Want To Give Up: Hope says You Have A Choice
I Feel Useless: Hope says You Are Needed

Hope says We Can't Imagine Life Without You!

Video on Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Miklowitz

A message from David J. Miklowitz, PhD — Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute

The Role Of Faith Communities For The Mental Health Community

This is a video with Dr. David Miklowitz talking about the role of faith communities for the mental health community.

The Perils of Adolescence

Hosted by the UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, “The Perils of Adolescence,” the inaugural Community Conversations, was a sold out event. The symposium showcased distinguished UCLA Faculty elucidating common teen behaviors to enhance important understanding in parents and educators. As adolescence is a time when mental symptoms often emerge, early recognition and treatment are critical for healthy outcomes.

Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

In Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder, Dr. David J. Miklowitz demonstrates a family-oriented approach to working with young clients with this diagnosis.

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

YouTube video featuring Mark Williams, discussing the 8-week mindfulness treatment he has developed.

"MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage. "

David Miklowitz Ph.D: 2011 Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize

two-minute video profile created by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (

Dr. Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA discusses mental illness talks about his research for bipolar disorder specifically in kids and teens and trying to prevent it.

Randye Semple: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children

Randye Semple, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Author, discusses the benefits of
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for anxious children and adolescents.
Complete Bridging Hearts & Minds of Youth conference audio and video available from More Than Sound:

International Mental Health Research Organization

imhro = "I am a Hero." Set up in 1995 by family members for a schizophrenic relative. Glenn Close is involved (has bipolar relative); they host a music festival in N. CA wine country; they have raised over $100 million for mental health research.

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Parent-led; provides information and support to family members

The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

The Balanced Mind Foundation envisions a world where children living with mood disorders thrive because their families have the resources, community and support they need.

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