Carol Smit - About Me
- 'Carol Smit - Ian Parker Bipolar Fund' - Registration No: 11676
- Ian attended Alvie Consolidated - Colac High & La Trobe Uni. - Vic. - Ian taught Maths, Physics & Chemistry Yrs 11-12 at Templestowe, Mildura, Colac, Freemantle High Schools., Victoria, Australia
- My story and tribute to my brother Ian Parker. Tragically Ian lost his life to suicide. Carol Smit is the founder of the FIRST Bipolar research fund for Australia, known as The Ian Parker Bipolar Fund. Carol is a funding partner with Australian Rotary Health & is permitted to raise funds on behalf of and under the auspices of Australian Rotary Health for the Ian Parker Bipolar Fund PhD Scholarship for bipolar research. Donations and sponsorship from global Corporates & the public are welcomed. Carol Smit raises funds through many different events for The Ian Parker Bipolar Fund PhD Scholarship worth a total value of $87,000.00 over 3 years. Carol Smit-Ian Parker Bipolar Fund is registered through Consumer Affairs Victoria - Registration No:11676 Australian Rotary Health is a registered charity. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. MAIL TO: Australian Rotary Health P O Box 3455 PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 Phone: (02) 8837 1900 Fax: (02) 9635 5042 www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research, awareness and education. http://australianrotaryhealth.org.au To Contact Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE IAN PARKER BIPOLAR FUND PHD SCHOLARSHIP FOR BIPOLAR RESEARCH
For UPCOMING EVENTS for raising funds for bipolar research and much more:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, December 3, 2012
Bipolar disorder, also known as 'Manic-depression' is a brain disorder that causes irregular and unusual shifts in behaviours, distorts moods and thoughts, energy, and the ability to function. The fatigue, lack of well being and low self esteem is often associated with feelings of guilt in the lower, depressive mood and followed by the feeling of extreme elevation of mood, energy and excitement, delusion and illusion. This is known as the usual 'up' or 'high' spectrum of mood change and this sudden surge of sleeplessness and energy leads to very exhausting cycles of 'lows' and deep depression.
Bipolar Disorder is often referred to as having a 'yo-yo' or 'spiralling' syndrome as one continuously cycles from repeated 'high' and 'low' mood disorders. Bipolar Disorder is very different from the normal 'ups and downs' that everyone goes through. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe often giving the feeling of being able to 'conquer all' with the heightened pleasure and exhilaration of strength and false sense of 'wellness', coupled with almost unendurable suffering and unfortunately for many and not infrequently, suicide.
It is has been said that Bipolar Disorder appears to be an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological during the experience of these episodes. Bipolar Disorder has been related to damaged family and partner relationships, poor job ethics and interrupted school performance.
Early recognition and effective early treatment is vital to the future well being of people with bipolar mood symptoms. The positive news is that with effective treatment bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead self satisfying and productive lives.
Links about understanding more about Bipolar Disorder for individuals, families and caregivers and how to get help for this illness have been posted on the right upper side of this page.