October 1, 2021

2021 Newsletter & Impact Report

View a PDF of this year's overview of the Prechter Bipolar Research Program's work

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Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych


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Heinz C. Prechter

"Every year brings growth and innovation! This past year has been like no other and we are thrilled to share the progress and growth in the program, despite having to adapt to a new normal. The Prechter Bipolar Research Program is thriving in every way — celebrating the 15th year of our longitudinal study, seeing new advances in several of our labs, and driving new and meaningful collaborations in the international community of bipolar researchers.

2021 marks 20 years since the death of Heinz Prechter. Heinz had bipolar disorder. Upon his tragic death the family decided that they would do something to bring this dangerous illness into the light; they bravely refused to keep his illness and his suicide quiet and created what is now the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program.

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The legacy of Heinz lives in so many places throughout Michigan and in the hearts of so many people."

Click here to read Dr. Melvin McInnis' entire letter, as well as these updates on our program's work:  

  • 2021 Highlights and Progress
  • Investigating the Bipolar Brain
  • Milken Institute Led Global Collaboration
  • Contributing to Research 
  • Celebrating the Health and Creativity of Artists
  • Meet Our New Researchers
  • Inside the Bipolar Mind
  • Brain Cell Behavior
  • Using Cell Phones to Identify Mood Changes
  • Bipolar Seminar Series
  • Current Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program Studies
  • Life Goals Collaborative Care for Bipolar Disorder
  • Expanding the Reach of the Prechter Program
  • 20 Years of Building Bipolar Research 
  • Remembering Heinz by Wally Prechter

Visit this page to view past years' newsletters and contact Amanda Hudeck to be added to the mailing list and receive a hard copy going forward.