Educational Videos

Getting, Growing and Loving your Job – Tips for Managing your Career and Bipolar Disorder

Jill Huggett is the co-founder and President of Bipolar Career Advisors, LLC, as well as the Founder of Bridgepath Career Advisors, LLC. Jill leads a...

The Bipolar Addict: Drinks, Drugs, Delirium, and Why Sober Is the New Cool

In this Psyche Byte we will be talking with Conor Bezane who successfully manages a dual diagnosis of Bipolar and Addiction Conor is a music-meister...

Married with Bipolar – How We Make it Work

Trigger warning: This post contains a brief mention of suicide. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, please call the U.S....

Addiction and Bipolar – Learning to Sparkle in Hard Times

In this video we will be talking with Patrick Roland who has a dual diagnosis of drug addiction and bipolar disorder. In 2014, Patrick lost...

Lessons From America’s 1st Mental Health Court: A New Vision for Mental Health Recovery and Social Justice

Discussion with Judge Lerner-Wren who pioneered the first problem-solving Mental Health Court in the United States, dedicated to the decriminalization and community-based treatment of persons...

Practicing Mental Illness – A Guide to Meditation

There is a lot of information available about meditation and it can sometimes be confusing or overwhelming. Undertaken seriously and with effort, a regular meditation...

Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder: One Mother’s Journey

Being the parent of a child with mental health illness can be very challenging. In this video, Tracy will share her journey of raising two...

Lost Marbles: How I Got from Sobbing in Spain to an Effective Bipolar Treatment in 72 Impossible Steps

Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for over 20 years and has...

Bipolar and Babies

Dr. Katie Hirst will discuss the unique needs of women with Bipolar Disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She will present a general risk/benefit...

A Memoir Of Food, Love, And Manic Depression

Listen to a very intimate presentation with our guest, David Leite. David has tackled everything from chocolate chip cookies to Welsh cakes, from the foods...

Child And Family Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Involving Families In The Treatment Of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

In this webinar, Dr. Heather MacPherson briefly describes the development, onset, and course of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. She also reviews the evidence-based...

Psychotic Mania -The Dark Side of Being “Up”

Psychotic mania is like living in a techni-colour dream that can turn into a lurid nightmare within a blink of an eye - it is...

For Men Only- Call To Action!

In honor of Men's Health Month, this June, Dennis Gillan is issuing a call to action to MEN to get comfortable talking about and seeking...

Marriage And Bipolar Disorder: What One Couple Has Learned By Staying Together

Mark and Giulia Luckach talk about their personal journey together. They met at 18, were married at 24, and they will share how they have...

Circadian Rhythms And Mood Control

Circadian rhythms regulate changes in mental and physical characteristics that occur during a day. The word circadian, meaning "around a day," comes from the Latin...

Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience In A Broken System Of Emergency Psychiatry

When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients too soon without outpatient follow-up, the patients can end up homeless, jailed, harming others, or even dead. When...

The Bipolar Survival Guide 3rd Edition: Tips For Families On Coping

*Due to technical difficulties with the sound, you may have to turn the volume up to hear the presentation.* Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge—but...

The Essential Diet: Eating For Mental Health

The Essential Diet: Eating for Mental Health is your guide to healthy and simple recipes that will change how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally....

Owning Bipolar

Knowledge is power, and grasping the basics of bipolar disorder can give you the power you need to detect it, accept it, and own the...

The Complexity Of Mixed States

James Phelps, M.D. has specialized in bipolar spectrum variations for over 15 years. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles on mood disorders, and serves as...

Beyond The Label

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders. Having overcome many...

Interview With Author Ryan Heffernan – Clown & I

Ryan Heffernan is an Australian author and writer. His latest work is a dreamy, soulful, funny and ink black bipolar memoir, Clown & I (2018)....

Bipolar Disorder And Families

Courtney Davey is a marriage and family therapist in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her Masters from La Salle University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her...

Criminalization Of The Mentally Ill

Join IBPF and Dr. Carol Ray for an in-depth look at the effect criminalization has upon those with a mental illness: "Where Federal and Virginia...

2018 IBPF Women’s Mental Health Panel

Watch the recording of this interactive and personal discussion with three women in different stages of life, each living with bipolar disorder! About the speakers:...

The Relationship Between Narcissism And Bipolar Disorder: Diagnostic And Treatment Considerations

Russ Federman, Ph.D., ABPP is a board certified clinical psychologist in private practice in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Federman specializes in providing psychotherapy to individuals with bipolarity. He had...

An Interview With Gabe Howard

Gabe Howard is a leadership and motivational speaker, mental illness blogger and writer, as well as a person living with mental illness. Realizing that ignorance was...

Badge of Life

Join IBPF in welcoming Ron Clark RN, MS, APSO Chairman of Badge of Life for a discussion about the crisis of suicide in Law Enforcement....

FastByte With Julie A. Fast

In this video, board member Julie A. Fast talks about the differences between mania and psychosis. She explains the symptoms of each and tells stories...

Men’s Perinatal Mental Health With Dr Daniel B Singley

Join Dr. Daniel Singley, board certified Psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence, on May 16, 2018 for an in-depth discussion on men’s...

Julie A. Fast: Work And Bipolar

Primary tabs VIEW(ACTIVE TAB) EDIT NODE EXPORT LOG You are here Home Learn About Bipolar Disorder Educational Videos FastByte with Julie A. Fast: Work and...

Suzy Favor Hamilton, Her Story

Join International Bipolar Foundation on May 2nd, 2018 to welcome back Suzy Favor Hamilton! Suzy is a 3-time Olympian, 7-time US National Champion & Record...

Webinar: Cannabis And Bipolar Disorder: What Are The Risks? What Are The Potential Benefits? An Update On Current Knowledge

Webinar with Andrew Penn , RN, MS, NP, CNS, PMHNP-BC - Associate Clinical Professor - University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing Psychiatric Nurse...

Jaime Lowe: Mental: Lithium, Love, And Losing My Mind

International Bipolar Foundation is proud to host Jaime Lowe, Author of Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind. In Mental, Lowe shares and investigates her...

FastByte With Julie A. Fast: Bipolar Disorder And Suicidal Symptoms

Julie shares the story of her first suicidal episode and how she has learned to manage and live with her suicidal bipolar disorder episodes.  She...

Runaway Mom : My Sanity After Bipolar Induced Postpartum Psychosis

The lessons learned in her story will inspire all moms baby blues, bipolar, depression, or any kind of mental illness. Maggie Reese was stricken with...

Julie Fast: The Dangers Of Loving Euphoric Mania

Julie takes the reader on a journey from her many past euphoric manias into her life today where the mania is better managed. Julie understands...

Stigma Within The African American Community

Dr. Carol Ray speaks about the dangerous stigma against mental illness in the African American community and how that very stigma affected her struggle with...

Julie Fast: Relationships And Bipolar Disorder

Do you love someone with Bipolar Disorder? Relationships create opportunities for happiness, love, and support during the tough times. If you love someone with Bipolar...

How To Navigate Inappropriate Sexual Behavior In Schools

*content may be deemed sensitive to some viewers and is intended for a mature audience* Schools and students are often navigating how to respond to...

Perinatal Mood Disorder Research

Dr. Frey will discuss an evidence-based review on the course and management of bipolar disorder in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Dr. Benicio Frey is...

Teen Depression: What Families And Schools Can Do For Reluctant Teens

Teens may be withdrawn, irritable, or self-harming. Parents and school personnel are left wondering what is normal and what is not, how to identify what...

Zack McDermott: Bipolar Disorder Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Gorilla and the Bird follows Zack’s (the Gorilla) fight to regain his sanity after a devastating psychotic break. Zack’s sudden illness took him on a harrowing...

Psych Byte: Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

Dyane defines postpartum bipolar disorder (bipolar, peripartum onset), a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder which is also a form of bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed...

Managing Bipolar Disorder In Older Adults

More than half of people with bipolar disorder will be more than 60 years old by 2030. In this webinar, Dr. Soham Rej shares the...

Stigma, Mental Illness, And Families

tigma is an ugly word, referring to an ugly topic--the shaming of people in groups deemed unworthy or unfit. Tragically, individuals experiencing mental disorders have...

Honest, Open, Proud To Erase The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Research shows those who have disclosed aspects of their mental illness report a sense of personal empowerment and an increase in confidence to seek and...

A More Nuanced View Of Hypomania

Dr. Phelps will discuss a view of bipolar disorder that is increasingly accepted among mood specialists: rather than “does he/she have bipolar disorder?”, the better...

Words To Say And Things To Do: Tips For The Families Of Those Who Have Bipolar Disorder

Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder can be devastating to the person who has the disorder and to his or her family. Family...

Educational Implications Facing Children With Bipolar

Navigating the educational system for the proper supports and services can be impossible at times. Children with Bipolar Disorder struggle, mostly because their disability is...
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