Educational Videos

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...

Better Days – A Fresh Approach for Developing Effective Coping Methods with Craig Lewis and Dr. Jamie Marich

NOTE: Intro through 2:59, then skip to 11:04 for balance of presentation. Sorry for the inconvenience, we expereinced technical difficulties.In this webinar, Craig Lewis and...

Bipolar Depression with Dr. Peter Forster & Dr. kelsey Schraufnagel

For many people with bipolar, it is depression that is the source of most of their difficulties. Considerable controversy has surrounded to the question of...

Whole Family Approaches to Bipolar Challenges with Dr Feder & Panel

Panel discussion with Dr. Joshua Feder, Mara Goverman LCSW along with three guests who will provide perspective from a person living with bipolar disorder, a...

Depression Associated with Bipolar Disorder in Youth with Dr. DelBello

Treatment options for bipolar depression in youths have been primarily studied in adults. Currently only one medication is approved by the FDA for use in...

Conservatorships and Mental Health

This presentation will give a little history on mental health services in California with specific review of the Lanterman system. Participants will learn about different...

Parenting Through The Storm With Ann Douglas

Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating...

Recovery from Trauma with Evonne Agnello

Evonne Agnello illustrates the healing possible by speaking openly about mental illness. She describes her recovery from depression following the suicides of her father and...

Creating Options for Family Recovery: Parental Mental Health is a Family Affair with Joanne Nicholson, Ph.D.

Successful community living for a great many individuals living with mental illness involves family life and parenting. In the past, the focus has often been...

Serena Goldsmith: A Story of Hope and Recovery

Serena Goldsmith is originally from the East Coast (New Jersey and Virginia), but moved to San Diego County with her family at the age of...

The Interplay of Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and Addiction in the LGBT Community with Jeff Zacharias

In the LGBT community, the link between mental illness most notably bipolar disorder, trauma and addiction is undeniable. With heightened visibility comes the need to strengthen...

Martin Kolbe and the Bipolar Roadshow

Martin’s story is dramatically fascinating, full of rises and falls, like the bipolar disorder. In the eighties, Martin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which kept him...

Resilience, the Hallmark of Health with Dr. Jennifer Bahr

Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND draws from her unique perspective gained from experience in both conventional and natural medicine as well as both doctor and patient...

“Beyond Diagnosis: A Message Of Hope” With Lizabeth Schuch

Lizabeth D. Schuch, Author of More Than Bipolar: A Memoir of Acceptance and Hope will speak candidly about her journey with bipolar disorder and how...

Recovering from the Bipolar Myth: Kathy & Max

A diagnosis of bipolar disorder does not mean that your life is out of your hands. Max, who has been living with bipolar for sixteen...

Bipolar Disorder Pharmacology: Old mysteries and New Avenues

Bipolar disorder is a brain illness afecting between 1 and 2% of the global population. While it has a strong hereditary component, little is known...

Understanding the neurological and biochemical factors underlying neuropsychiatric disorders: Opening new pathways to treatment

A great deal is now known about the neurobiology and biochemistry underlying a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and autism....

It’s that time of the day again: biological clocks, behavior and psychiatric disorders Colleen McClung, Ph.D.

Psychiatric disorders affect a large portion of the population and can be a huge burden for individuals and their families. Nearly all people suffering from...

Igniting the Creative Fire: The Neurobiology of Creativity in Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan

Van Gogh, Beethoven and Edgar Allan Poe were luminaries in their respective fields of art, music and poetry. Their passion for their art forms kindled...

Genetics Counseling for Psychiatric Illness with Angela Inglis

In 2012, Angela began providing clinical genetic counseling services exclusively to those with psychiatric disorders and their families in the context of the first and...

Dr. Carlos Zarate: An update on the Treatment and Research of Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder

This lecture will review new research efforts underway to better understand brain structure and function in mood disorders using a variety of methods (e.g., neuroimaging,...

Straightjacket Memories with Jon Nelson

Bipolar disorder is becoming more prevalent in our society today.  Despite the growing knowledge of it's effects, this disorder is still not recognized for what...

Denial, Acceptance, Recovery; what stage of Bipolar are you in?

Christine F. Anderson, Author of Forever Different: A Memoir of One Woman's Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder will be candidly speaking with us to discuss...

Families Where a Parent Has a Mental Illness- Understanding Family Resilience

Dr. Melinda Goodyear will be outlining her research into understanding family resilience for families where a parent has a mental illness. The talk will begin...

Bipolar disorder: How to (self) manage in pregnancy and postpartum period

Anja will discuss the treatment of women with bipolar disorder during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, which can be a major challenge. Decisions must...

“The What and the How: The Secret Sauce of Intervention for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder”

A laser beam focus will shine on pediatric bipolar disorder to highlight the nuances of this highly complex early onset illness. A framework is offered...

Kay Warren of Saddleback Church, California

Kay Warren of Saddleback Church shares her personal story and talks about how communities of faith can embrace those living with mental illness.

A Tough Guy Battles Back- Joe Pantoliano

As one of today’s best-known character actors, Joe Pantoliano boasts over 100 film, television, and stage credits. Joey Pants—as he is affectionately known—has been revered...

Mental Illness, Violence, and Guns The importance of early intervention

Recent horrendous incidents of mass shootings, often by people with obvious psychiatric illness or a documented history of mental illness, have focused attention on violence...

Better Health through e-health: Practical Self-Help Internet Tools for Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Parikh will share key self monitoring websites, how to use them, as well as how to determine website credibility. Note* Video begins at approximate...

Childhood Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Thomas Jensen

This webinar will discuss the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents as well as treatment strategies for bipolar disorder and comorbid conditions. Dr....

Purpose, Passion and Wellness: When Work Heals with Victoria Maxwell

Join Victoria as she reads excerpts from her shows, takes questions, and talks about her transition from a traditional 9 - 5 job into the...

The Price of Silence: A Family Conversation about Mental Illness

Join Liza and her teenage son for a dialogue about mental illness, advocacy, and love.Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar...

Re-imagining Mental Health and Illness: Spiritual Care as a way of looking with Dr. Swinton

Dr. Swinton's talk will explore ways in which the church can understand and re-think mental health and ill-health and will discuss attitudes and perspectives that...

Lecture- 4 Things I Learnt From 4000+ People who Overcame Depression and Bipolar

After recovering from his own horrendous episode of depression, Graeme Cowan strove to understand the fastest way to beat depression and bipolar.His quest lead him...

Debra Meehl- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a set of skills; Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Relationship, and Mindfulness.  Each skill-set brings someone with emotional regulation issues...

Dr. Felice Jacka: Can we prevent depression by improving diet?

Associate Professor Felice Jacka is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University. She is recognised as a leading expert worldwide regarding the association between diet...

Dr. Marc Brackett- Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice

Emotions matter. They impact learning, decision making, relationships, well being and mental health, and our overall effectiveness. In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which...

Gabe Howard: My Path From Mental Illness Patient to Mental Illness Activist

In this "tell-all" webinar, Gabe discusses his decision to be completely open and honest about everything he has gone through, including his decision to live openly. While...

Dr. Manuel Sanchez de Carmona:Current topics you need know about bipolar disorders

Currently Dr. Sanchez de Carmona is the President of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Born in Mexico City and graduated from the Anahuac University...

How Churches Can Promote Recovery with Rev. Mary Alice Do

This webinar will present a clinical, Biblical and personal perspective of psychiatric disorders.  The role of the church will be discussed as well as practical ways...

Mental Illness Unmasked – Lessons learned on how to live and thrive in the face of mental illness with Hakeem Rahim

In Mental Illness Unmasked: Lessons learned on how to live and thrive in the face of mental illness, Hakeem will share lessons from his 16...

SNAP: A Simple 4-step Plan for Preventing Bipolar Relapse with Dr. Ruth White

SNAP - Sleep, Nutrition, Activity and People - uses scientifically-based strategies that address four key factors that influence bipolar symptoms. Using this plan, people with...

Rethinking Mental Health Care: The Role of the Church in Recovery

This webinar will present a balanced clinical and biblical perspective on mental illness. The foundational role of the church in the recovery process will be...

Risk and Vulnerability for Mood Disorders in Teens with Dr. Carrie Bearden

This webinar will discuss normative brain changes that occur during adolescent development that may predispose toward the development of mood disorder during this critical period...

Removing Obstacles: A Naturopathic Perspective on Treatment

In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND will give an overview of naturopathic medicine and will discuss how its philosophies relate to treating mood disorders...

Getting to Wellness with Dr. Louisa Sylvia

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among individuals with bipolar disorder. Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity are among the most common diseases...

E-Mental Health Computer and Device Assisted Therapies for Mental Illnesses

Dr. Knable will review the growing trend for consumers to use computer and device assisted therapies to help manage illness and communicate with providers. I...

Collaborating Together Through Research to Improve Clinical Care

Dr. Nierenberg is Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Bipolar Research Program, and Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program,...

The Art of Living with Bipolar Disorder

Diagnosed with bipolar as a student at Cambridge University in the UK, Missy Douglas's experience of the disorder has consistently influenced her painting and sculpture....
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