Brain Awareness Week

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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:

One

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Presented by our chapter professional advisor, Brian Bain, M.D., "Why Exercise? ...The Science Behind Aerobic Exercise and its Effect on Mental Health and Recovery", emphasis was directed towards people living with mood disorders and the value of including exercise as adjunctive treatment of depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Several handouts attesting to the validity of including exercise in one's daily regimen, as well as an invitation to join local running clubs was encouraged. Dr. Bain's excellent slide presentation outlining significant findings and neurological impact on the brain hit home the importance of adding exercise to one's lifestyle.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Resources

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:

  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research 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 Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW participation adds to our visibility in the larger community. We received many calls following our event commending us on promoting this event year after year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Karen Fallahi

Contact Phone:

719-477-1515

Contact Email:

ksfallahi@comcast.net

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