Educational Videos

Living with Bipolar Disorder: Why You are the Most Important Member of Your Treatment Team

Francis Mondimore, M.D. is a psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience treating persons with psychiatric disorders. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of...

Gut Microbiome in Serious Mental Illnesses

About Dr. Tanya Nguyen Dr. Tanya T. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is a clinical...

Circadian Rhythms in Bipolar Disorder

About Dr. Michael McCarthy Dr. Michael McCarthy is a Staff Psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Clinic at the VA San Diego Medical Center and Associate...

Physician Living With Bipolar Disorder | Ask The Expert

Dr. John Budin John Budin, M.D., is a physician living with Bipolar Disorder and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Depression and...

Healing From the Stress of Racial Trauma

Dr. Ruth C. White Ruth C. White, PhD, MPH, MSW is a thought leader, change catalyst and advocate in mental health and diversity/equity/inclusion. Dr. White is...

Anti-Psychotic Weight Gain: Does Leptin Play a Role?

Dr Francky Teddy Endomba is a 28 years old Cameroonian medical doctor graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of...

Self-Management to Stay Well With Bipolar Disorder

Professor Greg Murray has an international reputation for clinical psychology research, being ranked in the top 1% of researchers worldwide in the fields of bipolar disorders, circadian rhythms, personality and affect. 

Cultivate Balance and Self-Mastery | Part 6

In the final part of this series we begin the practice with a breathing exercise and then transition into a seated gentle movement practice. We...

Parenting and Serious Mental Illness: Partnering as Parents to Encourage Hope

Joanne Nicholson and Anne Whitman have been working together for nearly 25 years to shape the agenda for parents living with mental health conditions –...

Cultivate Balance and Self-Mastery | Part 5

In the fifth part of this series we begin the practice with a one by one breathing exercise and then transition into a seated gentle...

Cultivate Balance and Self-Mastery | Part 4

In the fourth part of this series we begin the practice with a four by four by four breathing exercise and then transition into a...

Managing Eating Behavior in Times of Uncertainty and Stress

Dr. Kim Claudat is a clinical psychologist and co-director of the Adult Treatment Program at UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research. She received...

Cultivate Balance and Self-Mastery | Part 3

In the third part of this series we begin the practice with an awareness breathing exercise and then transition into discussing the different breathing and...

Financial Difficulties and Impulsive Spending in Bipolar Disorder: A Psychological Understanding

Dr. Thomas Richardson is a Clinical Psychologist working in Community Adult Mental Health Services for Solent NHS Trust in Portsmouth, UK. He is also a...

Mindful Yoga Routine | Daily Practice for Mindfulness

A gentle and easy practice to decrease stress and increase mindfulness. Incorporate this into your daily routine to begin experiencing the wonderful benefits.

Cultivate Balance and Self-Mastery | Part 2

In the second part of this series we begin the practice with an awareness breathing exercise and then transition into discussing further what a yoga...

Cultivate Balance and Self-Mastery: Part 1

In the first part of this series we begin the practice with an awareness breathing exercise and then transition into a conversation on how to...

Psych Byte: The Manic Monologues

The Manic Monologues is a ground breaking theatrical drama that gives voices to real people whose lives have been touched by mental health stories. The...

Navigating The Journey Of Bipolar Disorder: A Mothers Perspective

Pilar Cárdenas-Gimber is a licensed marriage and family therapist in practice for 25 years, serving the San Diego metropolitan area and remote clients, through virtual...

Nothing About Me Without Me: Co-Building a Bipolar App

Dr. Erin Michalak is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Program Director for the APEC...

Cannabis Use in Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Weeding Through Facts and Fiction

Presenter: Alysha Sultan, BSc, PhD candidate Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto Alysha completed her BSc...

Back to The Basics: Bipolar Disorder 101

New Rochelle, NY psychiatrist, Dr. Candida Fink, MD is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in several areas including mood and anxiety...

Perfectly Hidden Depression: Perfectionism and Masking Your Illness

Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression.She has been researching and writing on this topic for five years, and is passionate...

Energy Metabolism and Bipolar Disorder: Where We Are and What is Coming

Ana Christina Andreazza, PhD Dr. Andreazza is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Psychiatry and holds a holding Tier II...

Interview With Jesse Zook Mann

Jesse Zook Mann, is an Emmy Award- winning film and television director who became disabled due to the harsh side effects from an anti-anxiety medication....

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:...
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