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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beautiful Minds

Debbie  Smith is a woman who has earned respect over the years through her continued battle to honor her son's life, death, music and her unfaltering determination to impact the lives of other creative souls who suffer from a condition which is often left untreated.

Sean Costello was one of the brightest lights to burst upon the scene in the blues world.  As an up and coming star, he fell to darkness on April 15, 2008.  The Delta Groove Artist released Going Home, a poignant and perhaps telling song 14 months earlier.

Today, Sean's impact on the Blues industry is honored by two organizations.  First, the Blues Blast Magazine, which created and accepts nominations to the Sean Costello Rising Star Award.  Past nominees include: Eden Brant; Gina Sicilia; Damon Fowler; John Nemeth; Marquise Knox; Trampled Under Foot and Cash Box Kings.  The second, is the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research.  Like her son, there is No Half Steppin' for his mother, Debbie.


BEAUTIFUL MINDS: 

Bipolar Disorder

Lecture and Performance Series

DATE:     Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM 

PLACE:   Briarcliff Campus of Emory University
                1256 Briarcliff Rd, Building A, 3rd Floor Auditorium
                Atlanta, GA 30306

WHO:    The Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and The Sean Costello                    Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research
   
WHAT:  The Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research are sponsoring a series of lectures on bipolar disorder, accompanied by performances by creative people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The first lecture, "What is Type II Bipolar Disorder?" will be held at 6 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Briarcliff Campus of Emory University, 1256 Briarcliff Rd, Building A, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. Light refreshments will be provided.

We are looking for artists in any creative genre who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Performances/exhibits will be held in conjunction with each lecture. If interested, artists can contact Debbie Smith at debbie@seancostellofund.org.

The topics are appropriate for any audience, including families, caregivers, educators and people wanting to know more about the disease.

The schedule of the remainder of lectures will be announced in the near future.

For more information please contact Debbie Smith.

Contact: Debbie Smith
debbie@seancostellofund.org
 

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