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:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

On March 15, 2016, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, DBSA Colorado Springs held an Open House and Speaker Presentation in the DBSA Resource Center and Lending Library. Our guest speaker, Elliot S. Cohen, M.D., gave a talk entitled, “Ask the Psychiatrist”. Dr. Cohen’s topic encouraged numerous questions regarding current as well as tried and true treatments for bipolar disorder and related illnesses. He brought attention to the importance of brain research in leading the way to better understanding and improved treatment of mental illness across the board.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

social media and email: Recipients tended to forward them on to their friends and family.


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
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Participating in BAW brings our organization more visibility in the community, allows us to make the point that brain research is of utmost importance if we’re ever to one day eradicate many of the terrible consequences of brain disorders.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Karen Fallahi

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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