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

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Guest Speaker, Elliott S. Cohen, M.D., gave a talk entitled, “How Psychiatrists Make a Diagnosis and Choose a Medication for their Patients”, 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Dr. Cohen’s talk captivated the audience with his knowledge and openness to questions throughout the evening. Attendees took stacks of BAW materials ordered specifically for this event, and remarked how much they enjoyed our Open House/Speaker presentation. DBSA Colorado Springs achieved what it set out to accomplish!

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?

Emails, posters, and social media were most successful in getting the word out about this event.


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 Brain Research
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Fact sheets

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

  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

DBSA Colorado Springs works to inform and educate its support group attendees and general public on the importance of brain research. Knowledge is necessity and the more people understand, the more apt they are to take more interest in their wellness.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Karen Fallahi

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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