Join Andrea as she helps you navigate the possible pitfalls of the holiday season! While triggers and stressors may abound for those of us with bipolar disorder, we can enjoy a joyful time if we know what to look out for. We’ll cover how to handle a demanding schedule, changing seasonal moods, facing families, dealing with grief, and how to have a ton of fun while maintaining our health and mood stability. So, grab your hot chocolate and join Andrea for this exciting session that will help you add some sparkle to your season!
If you are in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) in the US, or view our list of international hotlines, which you can find here. Additionally, you can use this resource to create a patient safety plan.
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Andrea Vassilev is a third-year doctoral student, earning her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She loves working with young adults and brings what she has learned from her own experiences with mental illness to her practice. This is especially true of bipolar disorder, which is her clinical and academic focus. Andrea is passionate about dismantling stigma and often speaks both publicly and privately on the topic. Her doctoral dissertation involved the creation of a treatment program to address self-stigma in bipolar disorder. This video was recorded on December 16, 2021.