#TalkBD 4 – Substance Use During Crisis

Event Date: Thursday, April 30th. 11am PDT | 2pm EDT | 7pm BST
#TalkBD 4 – Substance Use During Crisis
Thank you to everyone who’s attended #TalkBD! Our next session, featuring Dr. Steven Jones, is about substance use and bipolar disorder during the coronavirus pandemic.
Click here to register!

If you’ve been following along with our blog or social media, you might know by now that we’ve been hosting #TalkBD, a series of online community gatherings we’re putting on to provide mental health support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So far, our events have tackled topics like anxiety and family relationships. Our next gathering will address substance use during the pandemic, particularly with reference to bipolar disorder and related conditions. We welcome people with bipolar disorder and similar conditions, healthcare providers, friends, family to join us for the live online event!

#TalkBD: Substance Use During Crisis will feature Dr. Steven Jones, Professor of Clinical Psychology and co-director of the The Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research in Lancaster, United Kingdom. So join us April 30th at 7pm British Time (that’s 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern)!

Where to Join

Date and Time: Thursday, April 30th, 7-8pm British (11am-12pm Pacific, 2-3pm Eastern. Find what time this is for me.)
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YMllCWcQR5iHQi1IlJUsWw
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live

The Presenters

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Dr. Steven Jones

Co-Director at the Spectrum Centre & Professor of Clinical Psychology
crestbd.ca/steven-jones / SpectrumCentre
Steven’s primary research interest has been, for over 15 years, the psychology and psychological treatment of bipolar disorder and related experiences. He has over 100 publications on the subject, mainly on the development of cognitive behavioural approaches for bipolar disorder and on psychological models around the development and recurrence of experiences of bipolar disorder. He is also Co-Director of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University.

Victoria, a co-host to the online bipolar workshop, outside in front of a bush, smiling and looking up.Victoria Maxwell

Mental Health Educator, Speaker and Performer at Crazy For Life Co.
crestbd.ca/victoria / victoriamaxwell.com / @Victoria_BPP

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. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. Watch Victoria in That’s Just Crazy Talk.

By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country. Learn more about her work with CREST.BD on That’s Just Crazy Talk here.

A headshot of Emma smiling against a white background.Dr. Emma Morton

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UBC Psychiatry
crestbd.ca/emma-morton / @morton_emm

Emma is an Institute of Mental Health Marshall Fellow at UBC Psychiatry. She completed her PhD and clinical training as a psychologist in 2018 at Swinburne University, Australia, and received the Iain Wallace Research Medal for the Most Outstanding Doctorate Student for her research in advancing the study of quality of life in bipolar disorder. Emma’s research has focused on improving the understanding and treatment of of quality of life in serious mental health conditions, self-management strategies, and digital mental health tools. She has clinical experience working in community mental health, early intervention and hospital settings. Emma is most interested in researching tools likely to have immediate practical benefits for people experiencing mental health difficulties.


We’ll be announcing one more presenter as well – stay tuned for the details. 🙂 We hope to see you Thursday, April 30th, at 7:00pm British and 11:00am Pacific time!


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