New Donors Cast Fresh Eyes on the Underfunded Challenges of Bipolar Disorder

April 30, 2021

Bipolar disorder, often called manic depression, is somewhat unique among serious psychiatric conditions in that it’s associated not just with potentially debilitating swings in energy and mood, but also with great human creativity and genius. And like mental illness in general, it has been a condition historically underfunded by private and public sources.

That is why we at IP take notice when new players show up in any area of mental health philanthropy, particularly funders with ambitions not only to write checks to individual researchers, but to improve and integrate the entire ecosystem of research—from academia to business—to get effective new therapies to the people who need them.