Our Mission

The Colorado Bipolar Information Project (CoBIP) is a website to educate patients, clinicians and families about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and science of bipolar disorder. It was created and designed by Dr. Christopher Schneck, in conjunction with The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center and the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry.

Who We Are

Christopher Schneck, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and an associate professor adjunct in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is currently the Medical Director of the Helen and Arthur E Johnson Depression Center and the Behavioral Health Director for the HIV Clinic at University Hospital.

Dr. Schneck’s primary area of clinical interest is in the treatment of mood disorders, both in specialty clinics and integrated care settings. In addition, he conducts research in bipolar disorder, with particular emphasis on rapid cycling bipolar disorder, adolescent bipolar disorder and early intervention in the development of bipolar disorder.  He is currently the Colorado principal investigator 3-site NIMH study examining Family Focused Therapy as an early intervention for adolescents at risk for bipolar disorder.

The University of Colorado Depression Center was established in 2008 through a generous gift from Mr. George Wiegers, with the specific goals of better understanding, identifying and treating people with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. It is part of the National Network of Depression Centers, a consortium of academic institutions across the country dedicated to the study and treatment of mood disorders. In 2015, The Depression Center was renamed the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center (JDC), in honor of a $10 million donation from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation. The JDC is currently focused on clinical services, community programs and research. The JDC provides treatment of children, teens, adults and seniors suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, using a variety of strategies including psychotherapy (individual, group, family, couples) and medications.
The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) is a non-profit research consortium dedicated to improving the lives of those living with depression and bipolar disorder. The NNDC mobilizes large-scale, collaborative efforts to work towards 3 primary goals: 1. advancing scientific discovery through innovative research and knowledge sharing; 2. translating the latest knowledge into evidenced-based care practices; and 3. eliminating stigma through education and outreach. The NNDC is currently composed of 23 Centers of Excellence, 3 Associate Members and 1 international Associate Member.

Contact Us

For comments about the website, suggestions, feedback, please contact Brittany Pittman at Depression.Center@ucdenver.edu, or call 303-724-4974.