#TalkBD 7 – Work & Bipolar Disorder

Event Date: Weds, June 17- 4pm PDT, 7pm EDT (North America) | Thurs, June 18, 9am (Australia)
#TalkBD 7 – Work & Bipolar Disorder
Thank you all for continuing to follow our #TalkBD webinar series. Our next online community gathering featuring Dr. Lisa O’Donnell from Wayne State University, will be about work and bipolar disorder.
Click here to register!

Over the past two months, we’ve been hosting #TalkBD, a series of online community gatherings in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There, experts in bipolar disorder share knowledge and answer participant-submitted questions about a particular area of life or mental health, and how to manage it during the current situation around the globe.

#TalkBD 7 – Work features Dr. Lisa O’Donnell, a researcher who studies (among other things!) employment outcomes for people with mood and anxiety disorders, especially bipolar disorder. She’ll our other presenters to share tips about working from home, returning to work, and maintaining work-life balance. 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): Wednesday, June 17th, 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT (Find what time this is for me)
Date and time (Australia): Thursday, June 18th, 9am
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UCcL2MxFRTO9UbBpYuSECA

Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live

The Presenters

A headshot of Dr. Lisa O'Donnell, smiling and standing against a white background.Lisa O’Donnell, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University
crestbd.ca/lisa @Lisa_A_ODonnell
Lisa O’Donnell joined Wayne State University’s School of Social Work in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. She is dedicated to clinical and intervention research examining the nature of clinical and employment outcomes for mood and anxiety disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, as well as efforts to develop, refine, and implement evidence-based treatment.

Lisa has been trained in various evidence-based treatments and has over 15 years of experience in delivering individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. She is certified as a cognitive therapist through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.

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.

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 CIHRGold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement.


We hope to see you there!


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