#TalkBD LIVE – Bipolar Disorder & Your Home

Event Date: Thursday, March 25th | 12pm PST | 3pm EST | 8pm GMT
#TalkBD LIVE – Bipolar Disorder & Your Home
Our upcoming #TalkBD live webinar is about home management and bipolar disorder, as well as how your ability to care for your home relates to your mood. It features Don Kattler, a mental health advocate, poverty reduction worker, and CREST.BD peer researcher who lives well with bipolar disorder.
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Join us on March 25th for #TalkBD – Bipolar Disorder and Your Home! At this online community gathering, Don Kattler, who lives well with bipolar disorder, joins Victoria Maxwell and Dr. Emma Morton to talk about taking care of your home while living with bipolar disorder. They’ll also discuss how our depression, mania and hypomania can affect our homes in specific ways, and answer questions submitted by viewers.

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): Thursday, March 25th, 12-1pm PST, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT (Find what time this is for me)
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TdNslJnnQw-62acjtkWzWA
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page

The Presenters

A picture of Don Kattler. He is standing outside on a sunny day against a faded brick wall. He has tan skin and short, dark grey hair, and is wearing round glasses with thick, tortoise-shell patterned frames. He is smiling.Don Kattler

CREST.BD Peer Researcher, lives well with bipolar disorder

Gilakas’la. Don lives and works on the traditional territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw speaking peoples. Don is currently a member of BC Community Poverty Reduction Initiative for the Ministry of Children and Family Development and is also the Executive Director for Mental Health Recovery Partners, North Island. Previously, Don worked on both ACT and ICM Teams at Island Health. He has presented at several national conferences on rural poverty and homelessness and is an active volunteer and sits on a number of organizational boards. He’s also been a peer researcher with CREST.BD for several years, and assisted with the Bipolar Youth Action Project from 2014-2015. Don lives well with bipolar disorder and works to support those living with mental health conditions.

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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No worries! All of our webinars are available later on Talkbd.live or on our Facebook video archive.

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