Introduction

Thank you for clicking through to learn more about Supporting Wellness: A survey of lived experience and research priorities for depression & bipolar.
 
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy are working together to better understand how adults affected by depression and bipolar describe wellness and what types of research matter most to them. As a starting point, we use the term "wellness" to represent overall quality of life and the pursuit of optimal emotional, mental, and physical health. You'll have the opportunity to tell us how you define the term. 

The purpose of this survey is to support patient-centered development of new medical products and care, as well as to influence research funders to support research that reflects the community's top priorities.
 
Your opinions and impressions are very important to us, so we've tried to make it easy for you to share them. Here are 6 things we want you to know up front:
  1. All responses are anonymous and completely confidential. We are not requesting or collecting any identifying information that can be traced back to individual respondents. Every question is optional. 
  2. There are 3 parts to the survey and you'll be able to monitor your progress as you go through it.
  3. Depending on how much information you choose to share in the open comment fields, the survey may take 15-18 minutes to complete.
  4. You can leave the survey and come back to it if you use the same link to re-enter. Your answers will be saved at the end of each page.
  5. Demographic information is requested only to help us understand a range of varying perspectives that might be shaped by different backgrounds and experiences.
  6. This survey was created in partnership with volunteers living with depression and bipolar. We greatly appreciate their insights and assistance contributed to this project. 
Results of this anonymous survey will be shared with research funders, researchers in academic centers and life science companies, and the Food and Drug Administration. Our intent is to influence research, development, and regulatory decision-making to better align with community members' priorities and expectations.
 
We greatly value your perspective and the time and energy you will invest. Your responses will help to shape future research and care options. Please feel free to share the survey link with others who may have an interest in depression and/or bipolar.
 
Now, click the "NEXT" button to proceed to the survey questions.
 
Thank you!


[Note: If you have questions or concerns about this survey, please direct them to philanthropy@milkeninstitute.org.]

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