I want to thank Region IV Mental Health (Twin Falls, Ketchum) for the opportunity to present in March 2016 on the complexity of identifying and treating clients with bipolar type depression.  In full group and small group exercises participants learned how to properly recognize when bipolar is present without wrongly jumping to conclusions, and how a combination of client and family education, medication, and therapy focused on establishing healthy routines, regular social interaction, and cognitive-behavioral coping with both depression and hypomanic or manic phases can lead to a happy, productive life.