Victoria Maxwell, BFA

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Victoria Maxwell


BFA, University of British Columbia
BPP* (Bi-Polar Princess)

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CEO of Crazy for Life Co., Mental Health Speaker, Actor, Writer


Since being diagnosed with BD, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. For over 15 years, Victoria has been presenting keynote speeches, leading workshops and performing her one person shows at conferences and corporations across Canada and the United States. She has been blogging for Psychology Today Magazine for over 10 years. Victoria’s work helps diverse groups understand the ‘insider’s’ experience of mental illness, and find tools and hope for recovery and wellness.

What I do when I'm not working

I love living away from the bustle of the city. I recharge by practising Chi Kung every morning, and spending time outside running in the trails near my home and hiking with my husband.




Social media/website
Victoria Maxwell on YouTube


Crazy for Life Co.
PO Box 1354, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0