The Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Research Program is committed to collaborations in research, community engagement, and partnerships that involve providing education, training, and consultation for local schools, families, and health care providers. We appreciate being in a rich environment at Stanford that is committed to providing community-based training, research, and outreach (for example, Some representative collaborations are listed below:

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Boys and Girls Club
Center for Youth Wellness

Events, Presentations, and Media

Join Us for the 18th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day: 
Translating Emerging Treatments for Mood Disorders into Practice

Saturday, August 20, 2022
9:00AM – 2:00 PM

Please join the Stanford University Mood Disorders Center for exciting presentations and Q&A on ground-breaking new insights and treatments for mood disorders by our faculty at Stanford. Topics will range from the latest advancements in diagnostics, considerations for special populations, to innovative treatments for mood symptoms, such as brain stimulation, psychedelics, and strategies to personalize treatment. Featured speakers include Drs Carolyn Rodriguez, Corey Keller, Trisha Suppes, Michael Ostacher, Katie Watson, Greg Sahlem, and several other experts in the field. 

This free educational event is open to all members of the community. Mood disorders can have lasting negative effects on individuals, families, the economy, and society. It is our hope that this event will promote awareness and share the latest scientific advancements aimed to reduce suffering caused by mood disorders. 

Please pre-register to guarantee your spot!

17th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day
Innovating in the Aftertime:
Breakthroughs in the Evaluation and Treatment of Mood Disorders

This recording is provided for informational purposes only, it does not substitute professional care. We encourage you to please bring any questions or concerns to your provider.

Inspired by her sister’s resilience, psychiatrist aspires to instill hope in others

Using Neuroscience to Evaluate and Guide Treatment for Pediatric Mood Disorders

Parents can help build mental wellness in kids and teens at risk for bipolar

15th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

Saturday, July 13, 2019

During the 15th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day, researchers from Stanford's Center for Mood Disorders delivered insightful talks to the Bay Area community on a wide array of topics -- ranging from discoveries in neuroscience, developmental and individual differences in mood and substance use disorders, and the promise for novel treatments. With over 200 members of the community in attendance, this event educated and conveyed hope by sharing the latest breakthroughs in science.

Check out the image gallery from the event below!

2019 Annual American Psychiatric Association Meeting

May 19th - May 22nd, 2019
The PEARL team is so proud to share these activity highlights from #APAAM19!  While at the meeting, we:

Check out the image gallery from the event below!

Presentation at the 2018 BrainMind Summit @ Stanford

Accelerating Discovery to Promote Healthy Brain Outcomes Starting from Birth with Drs. Manpreet Singh & Ian Gotlib

For More Information:

What we know about the effect of psychotropic drugs on migrant kids

TIME, 7/31/2018
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs to migrant children in its care. Manpreet Singh, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program, provides comment in this story.

14th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

July 14, 2018

Stanford University Mood Disorders Center hosted the 14th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day for patients and their families, caregivers, friends, and all community members interested in mood disorders in July 2018.  The day included discussions of recent treatment advances, the neuroscience of mood disorders in adults, adolescents, and children, and the influences of genetics and environment on mood disorders. Check out the image gallery from the event below!

Health Matters

May 2018

Dr. Manpreet K. Singh was one out of eight health experts invited to speak at this 2000-attendee community event. She presented on helping youth handle the stresses they face every day in a fast-paced and hyper-connected world. Danielle Wall, one of our lab’s clinical research coordinators, also spoke to attendees of the event at our program’s booth in the “Ask the Experts” section of the Health Matters Pavilion and enjoyed passing out our fliers, our annual program newsletter, and most importantly, our program’s stress squeeze balls shaped like brains!

Stanford Child Health Research Institute Profile

The long-term vision in science: Faculty Scholar finds her Eureka moment as a translational scientist

Psychiatrist and behavioral scientist Manpreet Singh, MD, MS shares her journey as translational researcher and the impact of the multiple awards she has received from the CHRI in her work, including the most recent opportunity to attend an intensive course at the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine in Siracusa, Italy.

Pediatric obesity, depression connected in the brain

Stanford Medicine News, 4/23/2018
Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and are depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected.

13th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 19, 2017

United Nations Women's International Forum

October 2016

United Nations Women's International Forum - Lecture on understanding and preventing mood disorders, by Dr. Manpreet K. Singh

A lecture on the theme: "Understanding and preventing mood disorders" by Manpreet K. Singh, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program and the Pediatric Emotion And Resilience Lab (PEARL) at Stanford.

12th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 6, 2016


Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

Resources for Pediatric Onset Depression

Resources for Pediatric Onset Mania

San Francisco Bay Area Support, Education, and Advocacy

Nationwide & Online Resources

Local County Services

  • Santa Clara County Mental Health, (800) 704-0900
  • Alameda County Mental Health, (800) 491-9099
  • San Mateo County Mental Health, (800) 686-0101
  • Contra Costa County Mental Health, (888) 678-7277

Book Resources

  • The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family (David J. Miklowitz PhD & Elizabeth L. George PhD)
  • An Unquiet Mind (Kay Jamison PhD)
  • The Childhood Bipolar Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents Ask (Tracy Anglada & Sheryl Hakala MD)
  • The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents (Judith Lederman and Candida Fink)
  •  What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (Mani Pavuluri MD PhD and Susan Resko MM)
  • New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions (Boris Birmaher M.D. and Boris Birmaher)
  • Bipolar Disorder in Childhood and Early Adolescence (Barbara Geller and Melissa P. Delbello)
  • Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (Robert L. Findling, Robert A. Kowatch, and Robert M. Post)
  • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Gina Biegel MA LMFT)
  • Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders (Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D.; Jill S. Goldberg, Arnold, Ph.D. and Jarrod Leffler, Ph.D

Online Resources

Information on Support Groups