Educational Videos

Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Psychosocial interventions are valuable complements to medication in improving symptomatic and functional outcomes for individuals with bipolar disorder. Social Rhythm Therapy (SRT), derived from Interpersonal...

Long-Acting Injectables & Bipolar Disorder

Long-acting antipsychotic (LAI) medications are frequently prescribed in schizophrenia, but less often in patients with bipolar disorder. Patients with bipolar disorder are frequently non-adherent to...

Hypomania is Not “a Little Mania”, Nor Treated Like One

  Consider the difference between having a *really* good day versus losing contact with reality and risking one's job, savings, relationships and safety. These are...

Best Practices for Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries in Interpersonal Relationships

  Interpersonal relationships and social connectedness are critical for mental health. However, relationships can also elicit stress that may lead to relapse in mood symptoms...

A Transformative Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Postpartum

  In this talk, Dr. Sharma discusses the prevention and management of bipolar disorder episodes in the postpartum period. He outlines challenges in the assessment...

Overcoming Obstacles to Treatment Adherence in Bipolar Disorder

Poor treatment adherence occurs in half or more of individuals with bipolar disorder and is a substantial cause or relapse and poor outcome. Reasons for...

The Use of ECT in Bipolar Disorder

This webinar is an active discussion with Dr. Kristin Raj about ECT exploring the following: What is it? How does it work? What does it treat? Who...

Overcoming Adversity to Live my Best Life with Bipolar Disorder

  In this webinar, Serena shares her story of being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder 32 years ago, and what she has experienced, learned, gained, and...

The Interface Between Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorders

This session reviews how bipolar disorder and substance use disorders (SUDs) interface. We reviewed the epidemiology of SUDs and use of specific substances in patients...

The Effects of Psilocybin on Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

  Psilocybin is a tryptamine alkaloid found in several species of Psilocybin mushrooms. Its potential antidepressant efficacy was suggested by preliminary studies in patients with...

Overcoming Self-Stigma in Bipolar Disorder, From a Doctor with Lived Experience

Are you embarrassed about having bipolar? Do you carry a sense of shame about yourself due to your diagnosis? Watch as Dr. Andrea Vassilev discusses...

Practical Strategies to Help Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

Watch as Serena discusses a holistic approach to overcoming seasonal struggles. Several main themes are covered, including, tips to manage sadness, helpful routines, and navigating...

From Diagnosis to Career: Stories, Tools and Techniques Used By Professionals with Bipolar

Learn about the lived experience of being a healthcare professional with bipolar disorder and how this experience can be used to help evolve our current...

A Different Approach to Difficult-to-Treat Bipolar Depression

Dr. Alva and Lana share what VNS Therapy™ is, and the benefits it can provide in everyday life. VNS Therapy is a device that works...

Healing the Unquiet Mind

Renowned psychologist, author, creative, and honorary IBPF board member, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison goes into detail on the expansive cultural history of the treatment and...

Assessing and Treating Suicidal Patients Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Dorian Lamis, PhD, ABPP, is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory...

Lessons Learned From My Journey with Bipolar Disorder

Devika Bhushan, the former California Acting Surgeon General, candidly shares her lived experience with bipolar disorder. Gain valuable insights as she reflects on her journey...

Best Practices for Preventing Relapse in Mood Symptoms for Individuals with Bipolar Disorder (I and II)

There is a plethora of available research to suggest that bipolar disorder is highly treatable with the right behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions. This talk will...

Tips For Recovering And Rebuilding After Bipolar Episodes

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...

Advantages Of The Bipolar Spectrum: The Link To Creativity Explained

Creativity has a historical connection with the bipolar spectrum that may result from a shared genetic vulnerability. Previous studies have shown that creativity is particularly...

Understanding the Acute and Persistent Nature of Bipolar Disorder

Recent research in bipolar disorder has been geared towards using neuroscience tools to develop an understanding of how symptoms emerge and continue, and how treatment...

Broken to Blessed

It took Sara 25 years, 5 psychiatrists and 7 medications to finally get the diagnosis that saved her life. She has a bipolar II brain...

Bipolar + Brilliant! Harnessing Your Creative Superpowers to Do Good Works in the World

In this webinar, join Vasavi Kumar, LMSW as she shares how her 20+ years of lived experience with Bipolar Disorder has served as the foundation...

Metabolism, Mental Health, and the Ketogenic Diet

This presentation will review the evidence for the strong relationships between metabolic and mental disorders, premature mortality in people with mental disorders, and the use...

6 Tips to Survive and Thrive During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a joyous time, but it can also contribute to increased stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, loneliness, and mood instability. During this...

Gregg F. Martin, PhD, Major General, US Army (Retired) And The 5P’s

The 5P’s. Successful recovery requires healthy balance of the brain’s bio-chemistry, the necessary medical care, and healthful living. These elements are necessary but not sufficient....

The Role Of Sleep In Bipolar Disorder

In this Webinar, we have covered the presentation of sleep problems in bipolar disorder and discussed the timeframe within which they seem to arise. We...

Andy Dunn Webinar

Interested in hearing how stigma has affected a CEO? Join us as we talk to Andy Dunn, co-founder of Bonobos about bipolar disorder and the...

The ENIGMA Bipolar Disorder Working Group: Lessons from the largest international studies of bipolar disorder and the brain

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of global studies such as ENIGMA-BD, including how they work, recent findings, ongoing challenges, and future directions...

Development of a Combined Digital and Biomarker Test for Bipolar Disorder

In this webinar, Sabine Bahn, Professor of Neurotechnology at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research, will be sharing...

Honoring Mothers and the Importance of Self-Care

Happy Mother's Day! Tamu Lewis joins us to honor mothers and discuss the importance of self-care & love. Tamu Lewis, MBA, is the Co-Founder and...

Resiliency Strategies for Recovery from Serious Mental Illness

Researchers Carissa Coudray, Piper Meyer-Kalos, and Anne Williams-Wengerd, from the University of Minnesota, share their findings on resiliency in individuals experiencing Bipolar Disorder, as well...

Connecting Together to Create Hope

Celebrate the power of connection to fuel hope in our lives! David Bartley joined us to recognize World Bipolar Day and sharing his fight the...

It’s Difficult! Listening to the Mothers of Adult Children with Mental Health Challenges

Judith Smith, author of “Difficult”,  shares real stories of the challenges facing mothers and caregivers of adult children living with bipolar disorder. Through real stories...

Personal Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Mezes and Professor Jones will share their research into what personal recovery means to individuals with lived experience of bipolar...

Psych Service Dogs: A Natural Alternative to Heal Mind and Body

Presented by Crystal Callahan, in March 2013 In this webinar, Crystal Callahan discusses the natural form of healing to mind and body with a service...

Bipolar Disorder in Older Age

Join Annemiek Dols and Alexandra Beunders to learn more about older age bipolar disorder (OABD) with a focus on cognitive functioning! Annemiek Dols discusses bipolar...

Suicide Risk & Prevention in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: The Role of the Family

Sally Weinstein, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Associate Director, University of Illinois Center on Depression and Resilience (UICDR) at the University...

It’s The Most Bipolar Time of the Year: Winter Blues and Holiday Highs

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...

Childhood Onset of Bipolar Disorders: An Excess in the US and What to Do About It

In this clinical webinar, Dr. Robert Post reviews and explains the data behind there being a higher incidence of childhood onset bipolar disorder in the...

Liam Gildea’s High Life Low Life

Author Liam Gildea joins us to discuss his experience living with Bipolar II for the last 20 years, as he has written about in his...

The Story Behind Carrie Cantwell’s Memoir, Daddy Issues

Carrie Cantwell joins us to discuss how her writing and journaling process helped her to heal, forgive, and accept her father's and her own life...

ON THE FRONTLINES: Surviving the Trenches and Onto A New Mission To Combat Stigma

Retired Major General Gregg F. Martin joins us to share his battle with bipolar disorder and his new mission to combat stigma! In 2003, Martin...

Back to School Preparation Strategies

Michelle Griffiths is a licensed clinical social worker from San Diego, California who specializes in treating individuals with mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar...

Mental Health Stigma in the AAPI Community

Tanushree Sengupta Tanushree is a mental health advocate and creator of The Desi Condition. The focus of her mental health work is on the de-stigmatization...

Confronting Stigma in Bipolar Disorder

Want to learn more about Confronting Stigma in Bipolar Disorder? Tune in to this webinar presented by Dr. Sacha McBain (University of Arkansas for Medical...

Connecting with moms!

Connecting with moms! Are you on a journey with your child and the bipolar diagnosis? This non-judgmental, open-hearted discussion is for you! Listen live and...

Handling the Highs and Lows of Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Akriti Sinha Dr. Sinha received her MD from one of Asia's largest hospital, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India in 2016 after...

Jayson Blair: Self-stigma

Jayson Blair Mental Health Advocate & IBPF honorary board member Jayson Blair speaks upon self-stigma & seeking help in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month....

Making Your Mess Your Message: Living with, Studying, and Advocating for Bipolar Disorder

Recorded on May 4th, 2021   Andrea Vassilev Andrea Vassilev is a 3rd year doctoral student earning her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School...
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