Educational Videos

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...

Psych Byte: My Happy Sad Mummy

With Michelle Vasiliu Michelle Vasiliu, author of My Happy Sad Mummy, shares why she wrote the book, why it's important to talk to children about mental health...

Aging Too Soon? Premature Brain And Biological Aging In Bipolar Disorder

With Dr. Lisa Eyler People with bipolar disorder suffer from more age-related physical illnesses and live shorter lives than those without the disorder, leading to...

Finding Work That Works When You Have Bipolar

Carrie Elizabeth Lin Presented on April 26, 2017 Carrie wrote her first blog post for IBPF, Finding Work That Works When You Have Bipolar Disorder,...

Antidepressants in Bipolar Depression: An Update

Dr. Nassir Ghaemi Presented on April 5, 2017 In this webinar, Dr. Ghaemi will overview the use of antidepressant medication in the treatment of bipolar...

Mental Health Representation In Young Adult Literature

Karen Fortunati, J.D, Dr. Frank Fortunati, Amanda MacGregor, Jaina Shaw Presented on March 8, 2017. With mental illness on the rise for adolescents, our expert...

Ketamine, Glutamate, and the Future of Mood Disorders Therapeutics

Dr. Sanjay J. Mathew Presented on March 1, 2017.  In this webinar, Dr. Sanjay Mathew will review the history of ketamine for the treatment of...

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Touched With Fire: Kay Jamison Ph.D. & Paul Dalio

Paul Dalio tells the story of his first experience of mania, and how his experiences with bipolar lead to the development of his film, "Touched...

Early Identification, Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis

'Psychotic' symptoms such as delusions (fixed, false, irrational or illogical beliefs) and hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or sensing things without there being a stimulus to cause them) can sometimes occur...

Love, Marriage & Bipolar Disorder

Long time married couple, Ron and Beka Owens share their story of what works, and what doesn't work when one partner has bipolar disorder. "I...

Treating And Being Treated: When A Sufferer Helps With Suffering

What happens when the therapist who treats bipolar disorder also suffers the same illness? This discussion will cover the pros, cons, and dangers of this...

Journey Towards Recovery After A Loss To Suicide (X2)

Presented on January 4, 2017. Dennis will take us on his journey towards recovery as he has to deal with the loss of two brothers...

Risk And Resilience To Mood Disorders In Teens

Presented by Dr. Carrie Bearden on December 14, 2016 In this webinar Dr. Carrie Bearden will discuss factors associated with increased risk for mood disorders...

Parenting a Young Child with Bipolar Combating the Culture of Fear and Silence Thought Storytelling and Community Conversations

Presented by Randi Silverman in December 2016. Randi Silverman will be discussing issues around parenting a young child with bipolar disorder, which she has experienced...

Technology and Bipolar Disorder

In this lecture, Dr. Depp discusses some of the latest developments in technology to assist in managing mood disorders, such as telemedicine, mobile apps, and...

Your Challenges are Unique – Lessons From Surviving Bipolar Disorder and Two Cancers

Bipolar is about family, says Kevin. Within his talk, he shares an in-depth and insightful look at the challenges and lessons he and his family...

Cannabis And Bipolar Disorder: What Do We Know? What Do We Still Need To Learn?

In this webinar, Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, APRN-BC, explores the controversy of using cannabis therapeutically for mood stabilization, anxiety reduction, and the promotion of...

Mental Illness Doesn’t Have To Win

Susan Sofayov shares her journey of her bipolar diagnosis at the age of 46. Listen as she speaks candidly of how this saved her marriage...
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