News & Events

World Bipolar Day 2021

 Thank you for recognizing World Bipolar Day with the Dauten Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation on March 30th! This day is dedicated to working to increase worldwide awareness of bipolar disorder and reduce the stigma associated with this condition.

Our director, Dr. Andrew Nierenberg, and author Lisa Genova hosted a live event to discuss bipolar disorder, Lisa's upcoming book about a woman with bipolar disorder, and your questions.

Please watch and share the recording of the event below!

Statement on Racism

  The tragedy of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police is another reminder of the racism, police brutality, discrimination, and injustice that the black community faces in America. We recognize that another pandemic, coronavirus, has also affected the black community at a disproportionately higher rate.

World Bipolar Day 2020

  March 30 is World Bipolar Day! This initiative seeks to eliminate social stigma and increase worldwide awareness of bipolar disorders. Although we are unable to celebrate in person with our patients and colleagues due to COVID-19, we encourage you to watch the videos below, in which two of our patients speak eloquently about removing stigma, surviving and thriving with bipolar disorder.

Patient and Family Education Day, 2020

  Please join the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation and the MGH Psychiatry Academy for the 2020 Bipolar Patient and Family Education Series.

Opening of the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation


  On October 16, 2017, Massachusetts General Hospital celebrated the opening of The Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. A formal program, held in the Hospital’s historic Ether Dome, was attended by the Center’s faculty and staff, hospital leadership, and several leading researchers of bipolar disorder. Liz and Kent Dauten, philanthropists whose vision led to the creation of The Dauten Family Center, as well as other donors, friends and family members were honored guests.

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