The Zonta Club of Ann Arbor Washtenaw honored Sophia Kruz with their 2015 AmaZing Woman Award for her work on the Creating4Change Initiative. The awards brunch raised $350 through a raffle, which will be donated to support the Creating4Change Initiative and "Little Stones" documentary film.
If you'd like to support "Little Stones" film finishing, please head to Driftseed to make a tax-deductible donation.
TONIGHT on PBS stations nationwide, tune in at 10PM eastern for the broadcast premier of Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain, an original production of the Detroit Public Television National Documentary Unit & director Ed Moore. Creating4Change cinematographer Meena Singh and I criss-crossed the country for this documentary, talking to experts in bipolar research and individuals diagnosed with the illness as producer and cinematographer.
My take-away? Each and every one of us, whether we know someone who has bipolar illness or not, is affected by the current lack of understanding of the human brain. The scientists we interviewed for this documentary may be exploring treatments, causes and cures for bipolar, but their research has implications for all mental illnesses, mood disorders, and even those of us who love yoga and meditation.
The reality of bipolar disorder is hard to fathom: nearly six million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains.