Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

DBSA Colorado Springs held an Open House and Lecture, 7:00pm,Thursday, March 15, 2018. In addition, we had guest speaker, John Fleming, MD, PLLC, who presented a lecture entitled, “Newest Treatments for Depression: rTMS and Ketamine: Latest Advancements and Applications” The audience was very receptive to hearing about what new protocols are coming on the scene to treat mood disorders, where they are now available, and whether they are covered by insurance. Although scheduled to end by 9:00pm, many stayed far beyond with questions.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Website and Emails


Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Fact sheets

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

This annual event allows DBSA Colorado Springs to highlight the importance of brain research. Interestingly, many mental health professionals attended this year’s Open House and Lecture, and our presenters have continued to ask that they be asked to return the following year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Karen Fallahi

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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