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Bipolar Perspectives

The interview subjects include individuals who have it, family members, and a leading psychiatrist. Our goal is to share these experiences directly and help others recognize bipolar early, get treatment early and move on to have a healthy, good life. In so doing, we hope to reduce shame and secrecy and stigma, over time. 

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Love, Marriage & Bipolar Disorder


Long time married couple, Ron and Beka Owens share their story of what works, and what doesn't work when one partner has bipolar disorder.

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.