#TalkBD 6 – Depression (During COVID-19)

Event Date: Tuesday, May 26 - 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT (US & Canada) | May 27th - 10am (Australia)
#TalkBD 6 – Depression (During COVID-19)
Thank you to everyone who’s attended #TalkBD! This next session, featuring Victoria Maxwell, is about depression and bipolar disorder, especially when many of us are still in lockdown.
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Over the past several weeks, in response to challenges the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents to our collective mental health, we’ve been hosting #TalkBD, a series of online gatherings where experts in bipolar disorder share knowledge and answer questions submitted by you. At our next gathering, we’ll be talking depression, with reference to the current situation around the globe.

#TalkBD: Depression (During COVID-19) will feature Victoria Maxwell, mental health educator, actress, and CREST.BD member. We welcome people with BD and related conditions, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!

Where to Join

Date and Time (North America): Tuesday, May 26 – 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT (Find what time this is for me)
Date and time (Australia): Wednesday, May 27th, 10am
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bzyptMlWR2qGDfqcFq89OQ

Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live

The Presenters

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.

Erin outside smiling, at what looks to be the UBC campus.Dr. Erin Michalak

Professor, UBC Psychiatry
crestbd.ca/erin / @erin_michalak

Erin is the Founder and Network Lead of CREST.BD, and Professor at UBC Psychiatry. Her research in mental health, patient-oriented research and quality of life in bipolar disorder is globally recognized. Erin spearheaded the development of the first BD-specific quality of life scale, the QoL.BD. The QoL.BD has seen rapid uptake internationally and is now the gold-standard for BD quality of life assessments. Under Erin, CREST.BD also launched an online version of the QoL.BD, and the Bipolar Wellness Centre, a web portal of scientifically validated wellness strategies for BD. In 2018, she was awarded the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement.

We hope to see you there!

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