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Biochemistry Features Of Bipolar Disorders And Advanced Nutrient Therapies

This webinar will summarize laboratory studies of 1,600 bipolar patients and describe nutrient therapy approaches aimed at normalizing brain chemistry. The presentation will discuss treatments for methylation imbalances, pyrrole disorders, metal-metabolism abnormalities, oxidative overload, and toxic metals. The epigenetic impacts of specific nutrients on neurotransmission will be presented along with the role of mitochondrial and glial processes in this challenging disorder.

How Does It Feel To Live With Bipolar? Lonely!

Feeling lonely isn’t a mental health problem in and of itself; however, having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health. Everyone feels lonely sometimes. People feel lonely when they’re all alone and by themselves; people feel lonely when they’re in a crowd surrounded by people. Join this webinar as we discuss the root causes of loneliness and learn tips on how to overcome it. Explore the healing agents for loneliness: awareness, acceptance, and compassion.

Racial and Ethnic Issues in Diagnosis and Treating Bipolar Disorder With Dr. Lawson

Increasingly bipolar disorder is being recognized as a severe mental illness that has short term consequences, long term consequences and a major source of disability. It is number one in suicide attempts, re-incarceration, and substance abuse comorbidity of major mental illness. Unfortunately it is only now being recognized as a major source of illness burden for people of color. It is often misdiagnosed, but among ethnic minorities, an early accurate diagnosis is more the exception then the rule. Some of the reasons for the under recognition will be discussed.

Lucky 13: The Bipolar Coach

Diagnosed bipolar as an adolescent, Paul experienced all the pain and suffering mental illness has to offer. Self-mutilation started at the age of 12. Drugs, alcohol and suicide attempts soon followed. After a decade of medications and mental hospitals with no success, Paul underwent electroconvulsive therapy starting at the age of 22. Before his 30th birthday he had received nearly 50 sessions of shock treatment. At 31, Paul stumbled upon a program called the Lucky 13 which is a program designed to help people with severe health challenges complete a half marathon.

“Intimate Partner and Family Relationships: Effective Communication Skills" with Jeff Zacharias

In this webinar, Jeff shares how to communicate healthily, and what to avoid to ensure productive and meaningful conversations.

Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC), Board Registered Interventionist (BRI-I), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP) with extensive clinical experience in both the mental health and addictions fields.

The Powerful Impact of Yoga and Meditation with Bianca Zable

Bianca is an integrative health and wellness educator, yoga and mindfulness teacher, and social change entrepreneur. She is Founder of Be Integrative Wellness, an integrative health and wellness firm, yoga instructor, somatic experiencing practitioner-in-training and social change entrepreneur. Bianca's intention is to be in service to the fullness of the human potential.

Effectively sharing bipolar disorder health information online: The CREST.BD Bipolar Wellness Centre experience

The Internet is a popular source of information amongst people with mood disorders. Research indicates that people with bipolar disorder (BD) are attracted to web-based delivery of self-management information – a cornerstone of effective healthcare. Whilst high-quality information on BD does exist on the Internet, there is a lack of research on how best to maximise patient engagement with credible websites once they have been developed.

The Five Faces of "Normal" with John McManamy

"Normal" is the most overlooked manifestation of bipolar disorder, according to award-winning author and expert patient, John McManamy. It’s not enough to assume that once people get their bipolar under control they can simply navigate their way back to normal. Especially if no one has any concept what normal is supposed to look like. On one hand, those with bipolar may operate within a much wider bandwidth of "up" and "down" than the rest of the population.