Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Open House
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of Colorado Springs, held an Open House from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, in the DBSA-CS Lending Library, 2132 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. In addition to handing out many of the BAW materials ordered for this event, more were handed out to attendees at 9 DBSA support group meetings held during the week, as well as distributed to all 3 local psychiatric hospitals. At 7:00 pm, later that day, DBSA Colorado Springs held a speaker presentation given by Elliot S. Cohen, M.D., entitled, “Effective Medication Treatment of Mood Disorders: What Really Works, and What Doesn’t”. Over 50 people attended taking home with them BAW booklets, brochures and handouts designed especially for this event. Excellent media coverage was carried in the Colorado Springs’ weekly, The Independent. It is estimated that this publication notice was seen by at some 50,000
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Brain Connections
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Poster
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