The Shield

The Meaning of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Shield


Upper Left Quadrant - Represents Ryan, the Warrior, who reported for duty each day and battled the terrible effects of Bipolar Disorder with courage and honor.

Lower Right Quadrant - The two-headed dragon symbolizes the dual diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and self-medication/chemical addiction.

Upper Right Quadrant - The hands of friendship represent the enduring and positive impact that Ryan had on the lives of those who touched his life.

Lower Left Quadrant - The large heart represents Ryan's deep love and caring for family and friends.


Shield design based on the Eulogy for Ryan delivered by his father.


Click to enlarge each Quadrant.