Ryan's parents created The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation to foster awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation has adopted two strategic initiatives:
1. Quest For The Test™ - is an initiative aimed at funding research to develop an empirical test for Bipolar Disorder so that children and adolescents with Bipolar Disorder can be diagnosed by means of simple clinical test which will make early detection and intervention a reality;
2. Awareness and Understanding - is an initiative dedicated to erasing the terrible stigma associated with Bipolar Disorder.
By addressing the complex problems in the field of early-onset Bipolar Disorder in this manner, the Foundation believes that the benefits will be progressive and cumulative, and that the serious issues affecting so many families will finally gain the long overdue attention they deserve.
Although no one can bring Ryan back, the Foundation hopes millions will be able to see a brighter day in his memory.