Florida Atlantic University’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute is set to host the “Insights at the Institute: Creativity and the Bipolar Brain” art exhibition from March 14 to March 19. This event aims to raise awareness about bipolar disorder and will feature original artwork created by individuals living with the condition. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “What It Feels Like to Have Bipolar Disorder.”

Private receptions will take place on March 14 and 15, with the exhibition open to the public on March 16, 18, and 19. Admission is free for all attendees. The event is part of the Brain Institute’s annual “Brainy Days” series, which includes community events and educational lectures to promote brain health and reduce the stigma surrounding brain disorders.

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, in collaboration with the Brain Institute, is dedicated to fighting social stigmas related to bipolar disorder and supporting early-onset bipolar disorder research. The foundation was established by Joyce and Dusty Sang in memory of their son, Ryan, who battled with the disease and passed away at a young age.

Through initiatives like the “Quest for the Test,” the foundation aims to fund research for developing biomarker tests to aid in the early detection and intervention of bipolar disorder. The foundation’s work aligns with the mission of the Brain Institute, led by Dr. Randy Blakely, to advance understanding and treatment of mood disorders.

The exhibit, supported by Palm Health Foundation, is a collaboration between the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. It serves as a platform to raise awareness and understanding of bipolar disorder in society. For more information, visit the official FAU website or email BI-outreach@fau.edu.

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