In this talk, Dr. Sheri Johnson and Jake Volo will discuss recovery and living well with bipolar disorder. They will cover topics such as rebuilding after an episode, living well between episodes, and limiting the lifestyle damage from episodes. After some introduction to these ideas, they will open the floor for questions.
Dr. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of psychology and a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California Berkeley, where she runs the Cal Mania (CALM) program. She is co-author/co-editor of six books, including “Bipolar Disorder for the Newly Diagnosed” and 275 other manuscripts. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Behavioral Medicine Research, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2013-2014). Her most recent study focuses on the benefits of healthy lifestyles as an adjunct to medication for people with bipolar disorder. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sourdough bread and traveling.
Jake Volo is the Program Manager at the International Bipolar Foundation, utilizing his lived experience with bipolar disorder to drive meaningful change in the mental health community. With a passion for supporting individuals and families affected by bipolar disorder, Jake joined the foundation as an intern and has since progressed to his current role.