Educational Videos

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...

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...

Preventing Suicide Among Persons With Bipolar Disorder

This webinar, presented by Dr. Richard McKeon, discusses preventing suicide among persons with bipolar disorder and highlights SAMHSA's resources for suicide prevention and how they...

Seeking Happiness: The Fallacy and the Fix

Sherry Amatenstein is a New York City based therapist and is the author of The Q&A Dating Book, Love Lessons From Bad Breakups, and The...

Biochemistry Features Of Bipolar Disorders And Advanced Nutrient Therapies

This webinar will summarize laboratory studies of 1,600 bipolar patients and describe nutrient therapy approaches aimed at normalizing brain chemistry. The presentation will discuss treatments...

Development of novel therapies for mood disorders: Something old, Something new, Something borrowed . . . Not So Blue?

***Please note, the audio is difficult in the begginning, but improves at around 25 minutes into the presentation*** Substantive breakthroughs in the understanding of the...

Special Needs Planning: Having the Right Legal Tools

Special Needs Planning helps maintain benefits eligibility, and assures that your family member will continue to have the support network and care they need when...

How Does It Feel To Live With Bipolar? Lonely!

Feeling lonely isn’t a mental health problem in and of itself; however, having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely and feeling...

Racial and Ethnic Issues in Diagnosis and Treating Bipolar Disorder With Dr. Lawson

Increasingly bipolar disorder is being recognized as a severe mental illness that has short term consequences, long term consequences and a major source of disability....

Psych Byte: Does the Media Romanticize Bipolar Disorder?

Psych Bytes is our new series of shorter, 15-20 minute webinars. Christine discusses how bipolar disorder is depicted in movies, tv, and other media, and...

Lucky 13: The Bipolar Coach

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDDSkWqYcRo&t=3s[/embed] Diagnosed bipolar as an adolescent, Paul experienced all the pain and suffering mental illness has to offer. Self-mutilation started at the age of 12....

“Intimate Partner and Family Relationships: Effective Communication Skills” with Jeff Zacharias

In this webinar, Jeff shares how to communicate healthily, and what to avoid to ensure productive and meaningful conversations. Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social...

The Powerful Impact of Yoga and Meditation with Bianca Zable

Bianca is an integrative health and wellness educator, yoga and mindfulness teacher, and social change entrepreneur. She is Founder of Be Integrative Wellness, an integrative...

VA Suicide Prevention, Education and Outreach

[embed]https://youtu.be/dwtglEZhS6Y[/embed] April Foreman is a Licensed Psychologist serving Veterans as Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. She also serves as Suicide...

Translational Neuroscience in Depression_ From Autobiographical Memory Deficits to a real-time fMRI Neurofeedback Intervention

Dr. Young will discuss the development of a real-time fMRI neurofeedback intervention for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Her early work in autobiographical memory...

Life Discussion with Suzy Favor Hamilton, Olympic Runner, Author of “FAST GIRL”, and Mental Health Advocate

Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three time United States Olympian, Author of New York Times Best Seller "Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness", and...

Effectively sharing bipolar disorder health information online: The CREST.BD Bipolar Wellness Centre experience

The Internet is a popular source of information amongst people with mood disorders. Research indicates that people with bipolar disorder (BD) are attracted to web-based...

The Five Faces of “Normal” with John McManamy

"Normal" is the most overlooked manifestation of bipolar disorder, according to award-winning author and expert patient, John McManamy. It’s not enough to assume that once...

Suzy Favor Hamilton Luncheon

Suzy Favor Hamilton, United States Olympic Runner, Author of New York Times Best Seller "Fast Girl", and Mental Health Advocate, talks about her life today...

How to Find the Right Therapy & Therapist for you

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYtPR5kMtZo&t=3s[/embed] What should I look for in a therapist? What types of therapy are available, and which is the best one for me? How do...

Internet Gaming Disorder, a Virtual Addiction”

Regular video game play has rapidly escalated in recent years and has dramatically changed the landscape of childhood and adolescence. The average American youth spends...

Bipolar 101: How to Manage Bipolar Disorder Day to Day

Bipolar disorder is not a one size fits all disorder. Some people are living well; enjoying careers, relationships, families and so on. Others are in...

“Feeling BETTER (Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience)”

The purpose of project 'Feeling BETTER' is to build emotional resilience for children and adolescents with a goal for prevention and intervention in wellness and...

Navigating the School System with Ann Douglas

What do parents need to know in order to be effective advocates for their children within the school system? In this inspiring and empowering webinar,...

From compliance to alliance when talking about medication: Why current definitions of “compliance” or “adherence” have done more harm than good!

Here is a problem for doctors and patients alike. The accepted definition of adherence is shown here.  The World Health Organization's [WHO] official definition of...

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with Dr. Niku Singh

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) is an exciting treatment option that has emerged for the psychiatric community. Using highly focused magnetic pulses this non-invasive, non-drug...

Coping with Stigma & Discrimination: How I Became a Stronger Mental Health Advocate

Emily Wu Truong will share her personal experiences facing stigma & discrimination after coming out with her story of mental health issues. Most recently, in recognition...

Recovery focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Steven Jones

For many people living with bipolar disorder the concept of personal recovery is a meaningful one. This seems to mean being able to engage in...
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