Educational Videos

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 2...

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. Thomas...

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. Sa?nchez de Carmona is the President of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.Born in Mexico City and graduated from the Anahuac University School of Medicine, Mexico....

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 6-4-14 9.00 AM

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....

The Use of Song as a Therapeutic Tool.

In this webinar Dr Gaspare Palmieri and Dr Cristian Grassilli show the use of songs in a therapeutic setting for psychiatric disorders. They will explain...

The Long Run – From Cells and Social support in Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Melvin McInnis

Melvin G. McInnis, MD, FRCPsych: Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.Melvin McInnis is...

Advanced Nutrient Therapies for Bipolar Disorders with Dr. William Walsh

Our present dependence on psychiatric drugs will gradually fade away as brain science advances.  Learn how brain-changing imbalances occur in bipolar disorder.  Discover how these imbalances alter...

Of Mind and Men: Mental Health, Addiction and Hope

International Bipolar Foundation and Practical Recovery hosted a free mental health event on Of Mind and Men: Mental Health, Addiction and Hope, with keynote speaker,...

Mindfulness for Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Dr. Marchand will explain the basics of mindfulness and describe how a mindfulness meditation practice can benefit those with bipolar disorder.  He will discuss using mindfulness...

A candid discussion with writer, attorney, activist and award-winning author.

Melody Moezzi is a writer, attorney, speaker, activist, United Nations Global Expert and an award-winning author. Her latest book is a memoir entitled Haldol and...

How Written and Oral Storytelling Saved My Life: Eric Arauz

How does a Desert Storm veteran survive 24 hours in four-point restraints in a maximum-security VA psychiatric hospital to earn a faculty appointment to Northeast...

Spirituality and a Wellness Based Lifestyle With Those Who Live With Bipolar Disorder

 Why should we be talking about spirituality and mental illness? Many individuals understand the essence of what it means to be a human being through...

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: The Controversy and the Reality

Please Note: Due to technical difficulties, the talk begins at approximately 9:35 minutes and slides are archived seperately. We apologize for the inconvenience.Even though it's...

From mental illness to mental wellness A story of hope and recovery

In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND shares her story of personal transformation from early struggles leading to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder to living...

Life Stress and Bipolar

 The trend that bipolar disorder tends to run in families has led to a wealth of research focusing on identifying its biological and genetic origins....

Author Karen Winter Schwartz

Karen provides a unique perspective as a mother who, because of her biases and ignorance, was totally blindsided by her daughters’ mental illnesses. She shares...
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