#TalkBD 21 – Bipolar 102

Event Date: Tuesday, April 12 | 5pm PST | 8pm EST (April 13th at 12PM Australia Time)
#TalkBD 21 – Bipolar 102

Our next #TalkBD is the second part of our series on the basics of bipolar disorder! At this livestream and Q&A, we’ll talk about how to make a plan and monitor moods, and share tips and tools for responding to mania and depression. It features Dr. Emma Morton, CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC Psychiatry. Tune in to learn more and have your questions answered!

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Join us on April 12th for #TalkBD – Bipolar 102! At this online community gathering, Dr. Emma Morton, Amir, and Dr. Erin Michalak will share tips for managing bipolar disorder. They’ll discuss mood monitor, mood planning, and specific strategies for responding to mania and depression. They’ll also be taking your questions!

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

Where to Join

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 12, 5 pm PST, 8 pm EST (Find what time this is for me)
Zoom Link: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DXyBWbWoQsuuJR9Fw_R8Pw
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our YouTube Channel

The Presenters

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.

Amir is sitting on a bench outside. There is a large tree behind him. He has tan skin and a moustache. He is wearing a tropical-looking shirt in a light teal green colour and is smiling..


Peer researcher, BSc
Amir is a recent graduate of UBC in a bachelors of science in cognitive systems where he focused on cognition and the brain. He is a peer researcher at Crest.BD and is starting his role as a peer mental health support worker at Foundry. As an individual with lived experience, he has been a researcher on UBC and UCSF’s joint project on investigating the use of Psilocybin in individuals with bipolar disorder.

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 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement.