An Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival
A screening of the documentary and panel discussion to raise public awareness of bipolar disorder and to benefit the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
The film tells the heartbreaking story of Evan Perry, a 15-year-old boy
who took his own life after a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
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Students & Seniors $7* - Adults $12*
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Tickets will be sold for $10 (Students & Seniors) and $15 (Adults) the day of at the box office.
|5 - 6:30 p.m.||VIP Reception for our sponsors with remarks by University of Michigan faculty & the filmmaker Dana Perry|
|7 - 8:30 p.m.||Screening of “Boy Interrupted”|
|8:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Panel Discussion - The panel discussion will feature Dr. Melvin McInnis (Principal Investigator of the Prechter Fund) as the moderator. Panelists will be Dr. Cheryl King (from U-M's Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program), Dana Perry (the filmmaker & Evan's mother), Wally Prechter (Founder of the Prechter Fund), and Catherine Starr (a grad student, who is part of the Fund's Longitudinal Study on Bipolar Disorder).|
The film recounts Evan’s life and death in the words of his parents, filmmakers Hart and Dana Perry, and others who knew him. His suicide sent his parents looking for answers from experts, friends and family members, as well as from the reams of video they’d taken of Evan through the years. Illustrating how one family deals with loss and grief, this moving film confronts the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide among children.
Bipolar Disorder is a chronic brain illness marked by extreme and impairing changes in mood, energy, and behavior. The average suicide rate of children and adults suffering from Bipolar Disorder is 10 to 20 times that of the general population.
The Prechter Bipolar Research Fund’s goal is to find better treatments, individualized solutions, and, ultimately, a cure for Bipolar Disorder.
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, information, or if you would like to help us get the word out about this event, please contact:
Kat Bergman, Marketing & Communications Specialist
$250+, Includes recognition on our website and in our event program, 4 tickets
$500+, Includes VIP reception, recognition on our website, recognition or business-card sized ad in our event program, 8 tickets
$1,000+, Includes VIP reception, recognition on our website, recognition or ¼ page ad in our event program, 10 tickets
$5,000+, Includes VIP reception, recognition on our website, recognition or ½ page ad in our event program, special gift, 15 tickets
$10,000+, Includes VIP reception, recognition on our website, recognition or full page ad in our event program, special gift, recognition on the U-M Depression Center’s Donor Wall, 20 tickets
Your generosity will make a difference in the fight against bipolar disorder.
We are looking forward to talking with you if you are interested in a sponsor level or if you cannot attend, but would still like to make a donation to support the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund. Please contact Kat Bergman at (734) 649-5268 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are grateful to our sponsors:
Brian and Elizabeth Guz
World Heritage Foundation / Prechter Family Fund
Mark and Barbara Amo
Drusilla Farwell Foundation
Richard and Ann Edwards
Fritz Enterprises, Inc.
Ruth Roby Glancy
Eric, Marcie and Andrew Lipsitt
Brad and Leslye Martin
Cruse W. and Virginia Patton Moss
Waltraud ("Wally") E. Prechter
Lloyd and Maurcine Reuss
Robert and Nancy Schostak
Terry and Patti Sears
Scott and Michelle Segal
David and Elizabeth Zott
John and Nancy Colina
Mark/Lis Family Fund
Alan and Ann Frank
John and Renée Greden
Earl and Helene Koenig
The Mosaic Foundation
Rob and Lori Nusbaum
Sandra and Claude Reitelman
Clinton and Joan Schloop
Bruce and Eve Agin
Dr. Frank Ascione
James and Kathy Ashton-Miller
Ed and Judy Christian
Daniel S. Cooper
Lauren K. Daitch
Jerry and Linda Finkel
Bill and Joan Gehrke
Stuart and Suzanne Gildenberg
Raymond Henney and Lucy H. Shields Henney
Selwyn and Hilary Isakow
Ron and Debbie Lederman
Mike and Kathy Lewis
Thomas and C. Lynn McGann
Burt and Barbara Moore
Milton and Eunice Ring
Drs. Scott and Linda Sircus
Cynthia M. Starr
George and Christine Strumbos
David and Lori Zeman
We also thank the following businesses for their in-kind donations:
If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Thank you all for coming.
Click here to see some photos.
The University of Michigan Depression Center is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0063. This program is approved for 2.5 clock hours for social workers from the state of Michigan.
The University of Michigan Depression Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Michigan Depression Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is designated for 2.5 APA continuing education credits.