About the Foundation

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation is on a QUEST FOR THE TEST™ to find an empirical, biomarker test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection and early intervention become a reality. Read More...

Ryan's Story

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation was founded in memory of Ryan Licht Sang who passed away at the age of 24. Ryan had early-onset Bipolar Disorder - a serious medical illness of the brain that manifests itself with recurring episodes of mania and depression. At the time of his death, he was in the most productive and promising phase of his life.  Read More...

Bipolar Awareness

Read about the history and meaning of the Bipolar Awareness Ribbon...

Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway talks about The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and Ryan in People Magazine. Click here to read the article.


Slides: 1) Images of the Human Connectome courtesy of Dr. Randy Buckner (Harvard); 2) Biomarker slide courtesy of Dr. Tom Insel from his Keynote Speech, May 6, 2009, 3rd Annual Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Chicago Medical Briefing Luncheon and other images courtesy of the National Institute of Mental Health; 3) Human neurons generated by reprogramming human skin cells courtesy of Dr. Rakesh Karmacharya (Harvard); 4) Representing some Grants and Awards made by the Foundation (for a more comprehensive list see the Foundation Grants and Awards link below); 5) 2014 Palm Beach Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon; 6) 2014 Palm Beach County Young Friends "Gone Country"; 7) 2014 Chicago Early-Onset Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon; and 8) 2014 Chicago Young Friends "Gone Country".

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