Educational Videos

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...

Anti-Stigma Educational Video

This video is designed to illustrate that individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder can lead productive and fulfilling lives. Like any medical condition, with proper treatment...

Self Management Techniques for Bipolar Disorder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St8gnbyFqqU Dr. Erin Michalak is the team leader of CREST.BD (http://www.crestbd.ca) a team that encompasses researchers, clinicians and community members with a special interest in...

Successful Aging and Mental Illnesses

Colin A. Depp, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Diego...

Genetics Counseling for Psychiatric Illness

Angela Inglis is a genetic counselor and a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Angela worked in...

Maximizing All Aspects of Your Health and Wellness

Dr. Susan C. Maloney has worked as a nurse for 25 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 16 years in myriad settings including internal...

Mindful Meditation for Bipolar Disorder, Can it Help?

  Georgiana Lotfy is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and teacher who has worked with children, individuals and couples, for over twenty years. For ten...

Helping People Living with Mental Illness Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Margarita Alegría, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR) at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, and a...

Being a Woman of Resilience with Bipolar Disorder: Resiliency in Mind Body and Spirit

Cheryl's life perspective is to embrace resiliency while living with bipolar disorder, migraines and fibromyalgia. She and her husband Pete lost their vibrant and kind...

Pregnancy & Bipolar Disorder

Childbirth is one of the most powerful triggers we know for episodes of bipolar disorder. Women with bipolar disorder face very difficult decisions around starting...

Yoga and Mood Disorders

Dr. Abhishek Rai, MD., is a full time psychiatry resident at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI. After graduating from one of the mostprestigious...

The Challenges of Treating Bipolar Disorder during the College Years

Russ Federman, Ph.D., ABPP is in full-time private practice in Charlottesville, VA.  He's previously had a 23 year career in university mental health: Director of Mental...

Providing Reasonable Accommodations to Employees with Bipolar Disorder

Melanie joined the JAN staff as a consultant on the Cognitive / Neurological Team in February 2008. She has a fourteen year history of teaching...

Bipolar Disorder: Hope and Healing Through Art Therapy

Lisa Falls is an artist and is a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She has worked in the field...

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

Barry Shainbaum is an icon of survival and success. Today, he is a renowned public speaker, broadcaster and celebrated photographer, acclaimed for documenting some of...

Circadian Clocks in Bipolar Disorder

 Dr McCarthy's research career is focused on translational neuroscience and genetics, with an emphasis on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and Bipolar Disorder (BD). He is...

Animals in Mental Health Recovery

Alicia Smith, while living with Bipolar II, PTSD, Agoraphobia and Major Depression, taught over 85,000 people in person and 12,000 virtually.  Now medically retired, Alicia focuses...

Mindfullness as a Clinical Intervention and a Path to Wellness

 Dr. Fulwiler received his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.  He completed his residency...

Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

A native Boston, born 60 years ago, Deva Lipson is a bipolar survivor who has become a missionary against the twisted existence the disease can...

Changing Coping, Changes Bipolar Disorder

Ross Szabo is an award winning speaker, author, consultant and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He was Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness...

In the Mood for Love: The Overlap of Romantic Love and Mania

Dr. Haase is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and in private practice in psychiatry. She is a member of...

Bipolar Support for Families

Blake LeVine is a life coach dedicated to helping improve the mental health of those he works with. Blake is a survivor of bipolar disorder...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Kristen Dahlin, M.A. graduated with Honors (B.A.) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned a Master's degree in Psychology at the California School of...

A Tale of Two Families- Helping a Loved One with a Mental Illness

LLOYD I. SEDERER, M.D., is Medical Director of the New York State Office ?of Mental Health (OMH), the nation's largest state mental health system.  As New York's...

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Dr. Descartes Li is a Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. He is the co-Director of the UCSF Electroconvulsive Therapy Service as...

Do it Yourself Sanity: Strategies to Use at Home

You Need Help- A Step-by- Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGYlnD37eic&t=550s[/embed] Dr. Komrad was an attending psychiatrist  on the Treatment Resistant Psychotic Disorders Unit at Sheppard Pratt Hospital  for 15 years, where he continues to...

Meditation, Medication & Magic

Kimberly Knox is a multidisciplinary inventor and of note, a patient with Bipolar I. Ms. Knox was educated around the world, completing her Bachelors degree in...

Behavioral Restraint and Seclusion

 Leslie Morrison is the Director of Disability Rights California's (DRC) Investigations Unit.  She directs investigations of allegations of abuse and/or neglect involving persons with disabilities,...

Suicide by Security Blanket and other Child Psychiatry Emergencies

A unique and unprecedented discussion of emergency psychiatric care for children in crisis.Offers unique perspectives on specific aspects of emergency child psychiatry, including child development,...

Balancing Benefits and Harms in Treating Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Ketter received his medical training in Canada at the University of Toronto.  He completed his internship and psychiatric residency at the University of California...

Youth Suicide Prevention Using the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Kelly Cavanaugh is the Youth and Program Coordinator for the San Diego Chapter of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®. Born and raised in San...

Advanced Nutrient Therapies for Bipolar Disorder

Author and scientist William J. Walsh, Ph.D., presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. Nutrient Power...

Optimizing Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder/ Measuring and Maximizing Quality of Life

Bipolar disorder is a common and often disabling mood disorder. Clinical outcome assessments (e.g., symptoms, relapse rates) have historically been the primary focus in bipolar...

Lithium: Still a Cornerstone in the Long-Term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

  Willem Nolen has retired as Professor of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Groningen in February 2013. Before he moved to Groningen he worked in...

The Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

   Philip Botkiss, M.D. completed his undergraduate work in biology (1981) at Rice University in Houston, Texas and earned his medical degree (1985) at University...

Creative People-Personality and Mental Health

       Douglas Eby, M.A./Psychology, is a writer, researcher and online publisher on creativity and personal growth. He is creator of the Talent Development Resources series of...

The Practice and Potential of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Dr. Steven Hickman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has a joint appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSD Departments of Psychiatry and...

Bipolar Disorder in School-What Every Parent Needs to Know

Dr. Rienzi Haytasingh is a practicing licensed educational psychologist who has devoted his entire professional career towards promoting the education of students with disabilities and...
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