Quarterly News - Summer 2016
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Your help provides invaluable support. At this time, we especially need event assistance and planning. What are your talents? Contact Rachel for more information
Sutherland Center
Information Sessions

Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave
Learn more about who we are and what we do in this free 30-minute talk.

June 14, Tuesday – Flatirons Room (2nd Floor)

July 13, Wednesday – Arapahoe Room (2nd Floor)

August 16, Thursday – Arapahoe Room (2nd Floor)

September 13, Tuesday – Flagstaff Room (1st Floor)

October 19, Wednesday – Arapahoe Room (2nd Floor)

December 8, Thursday – Library Room TBA

The first three (3) persons to respond to this offer will receive a free copy of Dr. David Miklowitz's book

The Bipolar
Survival Guide

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Dear Friends,

Did you know that the Sutherland Center does more than offer diagnostic and treatment services to people who are under- or un-insured who suffer from bipolar disorder? Through our collaboration with the University of Colorado, Boulder, we give qualified doctoral candidates in Psychology the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art, research based, proven methods to help those with bipolar disorder manage their illness, all supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist who is an expert in her field. Read more about this innovative partnership between the Center and the University.

Because we offer so much to the community that not many people are aware of, we will have free monthly Information Sessions offered at the Boulder Public Library starting next month. Please see our schedule in the left-hand column.

Our strategic plan is moving us towards becoming a sustainable organization. Thank you for your continued interest, care and support.


Bob Sutherland Jr.
RDS Foundation, President
Spotlight on the Sutherland Center

Training Future Psychologists
by Dr. Alisha Brosse
Sutherland Center Associate Director

“You have a very talented group of young professionals there…
[They are] wise beyond their years.”

-- Patient at the Sutherland Center

If you are at all familiar with the Sutherland Center, then you probably know that our mission is to provide clinical services to people who can’t afford them in the community. You may be less familiar with our other commitment: to train clinicians in research-supported psychotherapy for bipolar disorders.

We are passionate about this! Through this training we have a much broader impact, not only along the Front Range of Colorado, but all across the country. To date we have trained 32 advanced doctoral students. Five of these student therapists are now licensed clinical psychologists who provide clinical care along the Front Range. Because of their training with us, they are able to provide high-quality, evidence-based psychotherapy to people in our community who can afford treatment in the community. When people call the Sutherland Center seeking referrals, it is wonderful to know where to send them!

Other former graduate student therapists have taken their skillsets to various states throughout the country. One has even brought his skillset back to his native country of Iceland. [Read more....]

Click above for a screening tool from Mental Health America that might be helpful in determining if you are facing a bipolar illness. 

Please note: This screen is validated only for adults and is not a diagnostic instrument. You are encouraged to share your results with a physician or healthcare provider. Mental Health America Inc., the Sutherland Center, sponsors, partners, and advertisers disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of this screen.
In the News

Abnormalities in circadian rhythms linked to bipolar disorder in study
Scientists and doctors have had theories for decades that circadian rhythms play a role in altered chemical regulation in the brains of people with bipolar disorder, and a recent study suggests they may be right.

Bipolar Disorder: A Patient’s Definition
When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, I knew exactly one thing about it: Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, had it. And he died by suicide in 1994. As a Nirvana fan, I paid attention to the news about his life — and death — but, with the exception of repeating the diagnosis over and over again, little information about bipolar disorder itself was reported.

New study sheds light on link between gut microbiome and the brain
Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the "gut-brain axis" for neurology and indicates that the triggers for a number of neurological diseases may be located in the digestive tract. "The gut microbiome can influence the central nervous system, the development of nerve cells and the immune system. A better understanding of its effect could revolutionize our therapy options," noted Dr Patricia Lepage from the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Jouy-en-Josas, France, at the Second Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen.

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