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Straightjacket Memories with Jon Nelson

Bipolar disorder is becoming more prevalent in our society today.  Despite the growing knowledge of it's effects, this disorder is still not recognized for what it should be; a physical disorder.  Most people label those of us that struggle with bipolar as mentally unstable thus dismissing this disorder as a true ailment that affects our daily lives.  I will discuss how people can deal with bipolar disorder despite the stigmas that are out there.  I use a Christian perspective on the disorder and how it affects people of faith, overcoming the perceptions that others have of bipolar disorder

Denial, Acceptance, Recovery; what stage of Bipolar are you in?

Christine F. Anderson, Author of Forever Different: A Memoir of One Woman's Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder will be candidly speaking with us to discuss the three stages of Bipolar Disorder, Denial, Acceptance and Recovery. She will tell us what her first hand experience has been with each of those stages and will put into perspective what loved ones and caretakers can do to be supportive.

Lecture- 4 Things I Learnt From 4000+ People who Overcame Depression and Bipolar

After recovering from his own horrendous episode of depression, Graeme Cowan strove to understand the fastest way to beat depression and bipolar.His quest lead him to interview hundreds of well-known and everyday people, including former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, TV talk show host Trisha Goddard, former UK PM Tony Blair's chief adviser Alastair Campbell, former Google Executive Bob Boorstin, Seattle's Lora Inman and many others, who courageously described their journey back from the brink.  There were a number of common threads in these sustained recovery stories.

Dr. Felice Jacka: Can we prevent depression by improving diet?

Associate Professor Felice Jacka is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University. She is recognised as a leading expert worldwide regarding the association between diet quality and the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety, in children, adolescents and adults. She is president of both the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and the new Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD).

Dr. Marc Brackett- Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice

Emotions matter. They impact learning, decision making, relationships,cwell being and mental health, and our overall effectiveness. In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which emotional intelligence training can enhance children's and adult's lives. I will discuss the five key emotional intelligence skills of recognizing emotions in oneself and others, understanding the causes and consequences of emotions, labeling emotions using a sophisticated vocabulary, expressing emotions in socially appropriate ways, and regulating emotions to achieve one's goals.

SNAP a simple 4-step plan for preventing bipolar relapse with Dr. Ruth White 6-4-14 9.00 AM

SNAP - Sleep, Nutrition, Activity and People - uses scientifically-based strategies that address four key factors that influence bipolar symptoms. Using this plan, people with bipolar disorder learn to develop good sleep hygiene, eat a diet that promotes mental health, implement a plan for physical activity and learn to create and maintain healthy and supportive interpersonal relationships.

Risk and Vulnerability for Mood Disorders in Teens with Dr. Carrie Bearden

This webinar will discuss normative brain changes that occur during adolescent development that may predispose toward the development of mood disorder during this critical period in vulnerable individuals. I will discuss brain changes that lead to increased risk taking behavior in adolescence, the relationship between sleep and mood, and  how these factors may interact. Finally, I will discuss potential lifestyle interventions that may help to improve mood stability.  

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