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Join us on May 10th for #TalkBD – Men’s Mental Health! At this online community gathering, Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, founder of HeadsUpGuys, and Marek, CREST.BD peer researcher, join Dr. Erin Michalak to talk about mental health problems in men, why men often choose not to seek the help they need, and what can be done. They’ll also answer questions submitted by viewers.
We welcome people with mental health concerns, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!
Where to Join
Date and Time (North America): Monday, May 10th, 12-1pm PST, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT (Find what time this is for me)
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n4OSF7rHSJqztmxvRtK6Sw
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page
Dr. John Ogrodniczuk
Dr. Ogrodniczuk is a Professor and Director of the Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. In his role as Director, he oversees the operations of North America’s 2nd largest medically based psychotherapy training program. His research has been supported by various provincial and national funding bodies, and has led to more than 250 scientific publications.
In addition to his research, he is involved with teaching medical students and psychiatry residents, serves in various capacities with a number of scientific and clinical journals, and consults with mental health clinics about service provision and evaluation.
Peer Researcher with Lived Experience, Bipolar Bridges Advisory Group Co-Lead
Marek was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (Type 1) with psychotic tendencies 18 years ago. His illness has interfered with both his studies and his work in the past, but he now lives well with BD. Marek is a peer researcher with CREST.BD, and currently serves as co-chair of the lived experience advisory group on the Bipolar Bridges project. He is an engineer by profession and works in the environmental services industry.
Dr. Emma Morton
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.