#TalkBD 23 – Nutrition & Bipolar Disorder

Event Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 5pm PST (Thursday, June 16th, 10am AEST)
#TalkBD 23 – Nutrition & Bipolar Disorder

Join our next #TalkBD to learn about nutrition and bipolar disorder! At this webinar and Q&A, we’ll talk about the importance of nutrition for mental health, provide practical tips on how to improve your nutrition, and answer your burning questions. Our 23rd #TalkBD will feature Professor Felice Jacka, President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and will be moderated by Dr. Emma Morton, CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC Psychiatry.

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Join us on June 15th for a #TalkBD – Nutrition and Bipolar! At this online community gathering, our panelists will share tips on how to adjust your nutrition to help manage bipolar disorder. They’ll discuss current research into food and mood, and it’s applications to bipolar disorder, as well as answer your questions.

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

Where to Join

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 15th, 5pm PST (Find what time this is for me)
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iFT573I8SViPY4uIXlh71Q
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our YouTube Channel

The Presenters

Background of trees. Felice Jacka is in the foreground. She is a white woman wearing a black hat and short grey hair.

Alfred Deakin Professor Felice Jacka OAM

NHMRC Investigator
Co-Director, Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT, Deakin University
President, International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR)

About Professor Jacka / @FeliceJacka

Felice Jacka OAM is Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry, Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. Professor Jacka has been responsible for the development of the highly innovative field of ‘Nutritional Psychiatry’, establishing diet as a risk factor and treatment target for common mental disorders. The results of the studies she has led have been highly influential, being cited in more than 80 policy documents globally (e.g. WHO, UNICEF) and influencing clinical guidelines in psychiatry in Australia and elsewhere. She is widely recognized as international leader in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry research. She is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (2020 and 2021), putting her in the top 0.1% of publishing scientists worldwide for impact. In 2021 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her services to Nutritional Psychiatry.

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.