#TalkBD 5 – Sleep & Bipolar (During COVID-19)

Event Date: Tuesday, May 12. 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT | Wednesday, May 13 (Australia) 10AM
#TalkBD 5 – Sleep & Bipolar (During COVID-19)
Thank you to everyone who’s attended #TalkBD! Our next session, featuring Network Co-Director Prof. Greg Murray, is about how the importance of sleep to bipolar disorder – particularly now, when routines might be interrupted or difficult to maintain.
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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, our team at CREST.BD has been hosting #TalkBD, a series of online community gatherings where we share tips and tools for mental health, and answer questions submitted you. At our next gathering, we’ll discuss bipolar disorder and sleep, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our sleep schedules. Join us to learn about how bipolar disorder affects sleep, how altered sleep is a risk factor for mood episodes, and how you can maintain your sleep as many of our schedules have been significantly adjusted.

#TalkBD: Sleep & Bipolar (During COVID-19) will feature Professor Greg Murray, co-director of CREST.BD, and psychologist and professor of Psychological Sciences at the Swinburne University of Technology. Since Prof. Greg is in Australia, it’ll be hosted at a different time of day than our other webinars. We welcome people with BD, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!

Where to Join

Date and Time (North America): Tuesday, May 12th, 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT (Find what time this is for me)
Date and time (Australia): Wednesday, May 13th, 10am
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0tstvlIFSl-XOLlxDLXvyw
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live

The Presenters

Prof. Greg Murray's headshot against a white background. He appears to be wearing a suit and is slightly smiling.
Greg Murray, PhD

Co-Director of CREST.BD, Psychologist & Professor of Psychological Sciences
crestbd.ca/greg / @pronrnf

Greg is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, professor in Psychological Sciences at Swinburne University, and a practicing clinical psychologist. His major research interest is the chronobiology of mood, especially the relationship between sleep, circadian function, and positive mood states, and he has over 100 publications in this area.

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.


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