I am excited to be the monthly presenter in my AZ community. Helping others understand the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder and how to help friends and family members with concerns about mental illness is a priority for me. It is still very hot in AZ, but hopefully the weather will be slightly cooler by September and I’ll see a sizeable audience. With mental illness in the news a lot lately, there may be more interest in the topic. It is sad that horrific national tragedies highlight the importance of paying attnetion to an often neglected aspect of public health policy: diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill.