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In early 2020, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched our #TalkBD series of online community gatherings. At these events, experts in bipolar disorder share information about a specific area of life or mental health, and answer questions submitted before and during the event by viewers. As 2020 begins to wind down, we’re happy to announce the second-last of our #TalkBD webinars for the year.
#TalkBD 10 – Exercise for Youth with BD will be hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live on Novembeer 9th! The talk features Dr. Benjamin Goldstein from the University of Toronto, as well as Tera, a patient partner who works as a speaker and representative for youth with bipolar disorder. They’ll speak on how exercise can be used as medicine in the treatment of bipolar disorder, share the findings of a recent study on just that. They’ll also answer questions submitted by viewers. We welcome people with BD and related conditions, parents of youth with BD, and healthcare providers to join us for the live online event!
Where to Join
Date and Time: Monday, November 9th, 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm GMT (Find what time this is for me)
Link to register: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0W6J2PGSTrindHTff6NnGg
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page
Dr. Benjamin Goldstein
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto
About Ben / @bengoldstein73
Dr. Goldstein is a child-adolescent psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. He holds the RBC Investments Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Developmental Psychopathology at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where he is Director of the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Goldstein’s efforts focus on bipolar disorder in youth. His team seeks to generate insights regarding the link between bipolar disorder and cardiovascular disorders, and to identify and implement innovative prevention and treatment strategies that focus simultaneously on physical and mental health. Dr. Goldstein has authored over 200 scientific articles, and has received international awards for his research.
President of the Jack.org Queen’s Chapter, Consumer Collaborator with the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder
Tera Armel is a fifth year Life Sciences student at Queen’s University. Mental illness has impacted her life since she was a young child, but a mental health crisis in Grade 12 changed everything. She has since become a dedicated mental health advocate and feels that sharing her experiences provides her with a greater understanding of her own journey. She hopes she can empower others through her work as a Jack Talks speaker, President of the Jack.org Queen’s Chapter and Consumer Collaborator with the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder.
Dr. 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.