#TalkBD 19 – Medication & Bipolar Disorder

Event Date: Wednesday, January 12th | 5pm PST | 8pm EST (January 13th at 9AM Singapore Time)
#TalkBD 19 – Medication & Bipolar Disorder

Our next #TalkBD online community gathering focuses on medication and bipolar disorder. It features Dr. Nigila Ravichandran, Vice President of Club2Care, consultant psychiatrist in Singapore, professor, and international Keynote speaker. Tune in to learn more and have your questions answered!

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Join us on January 12th (13th in Singapore) for #TalkBD – Medication & Bipolar! At this online community gathering, Dr. Nigila Ravichandran and Victoria Maxwell will join us to discuss medications used for bipolar disorder, including side effects, information on specific medications, and how medications manage bipolar disorder symptoms like mania, depression, and psychosis. They’ll also answer questions submitted by viewers!

We welcome anybody interested in this topic to join us for the event!

Where to Join

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 12th, 5 pm PST, 8 pm EST (Find what time this is for me)
Date and Time (Singapore): Thursday, January 13th, 9 am GMT
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SQfdaZLNRZe1gD2yDuWKNA
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our Facebook page

The Presenters

Dr. Nigila Ravichandran, MBBS, MMed

Consultant Psychiatrist, Institute of Mental Health (Singapore)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
crestbd.ca/nigila / Club2Care
Dr. Nigila Ravichandran is a Consultant Psychiatrist from Singapore with more than 20 years of experience in mental health in clinical, academic, and research fields. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and actively involved in teaching and mentoring junior medical and allied health staff. She has also been in volunteering and community work and is the Vice President of Club2Care, a charity organization geared towards educating the community at large and creating awareness about mental health. She regularly gets invited to give talks and training at community events, speak on television and radio and other media, speaks in webinars both in Singapore and internationally. She has been a Keynote Speaker and presenter in several international conferences.

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 blurred greenish background, like a window out of focus. She is Caucasian and has chin-length wavy red hair.

Dr. Emma Morton

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UBC Psychiatry
crestbd.ca/emma-morton / @morton_emm
Emma is a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC Psychiatry. She completed her Ph.D. and training as a psychologist in 2018 at Swinburne University, Australia, and moved to Canada to join the CREST.BD team as an Institute of Mental Health Marshall Fellow in 2019. Emma’s research interests include quality of life, self-management strategies, and digital mental health tools for people living with mood disorders. She has clinical experience working in community mental health, early intervention, and hospital settings.

Can’t make the webinar?

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