#TalkBD 24 – Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder

Event Date: Tuesday, September 13th 12pm PST (2pm CST)
#TalkBD 24 – Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder

Join our next #TalkBD to learn about the relationship between psychosis and bipolar disorder, with panelists Professor Manuel Sanchez de Carmona, professor of clinical psychiatry at Anahuac University Mexico City, Victoria Maxwell, mental health educator and performing artist, and Dr. Emma Morton, CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC Psychiatry.

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Join us on September 13th for a #TalkBD – Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder! At this online Q&A and community gathering, our panelists will discuss the differences between psychosis and bipolar disorder, answer your burning questions, and provide management strategies, drawing from their lived and clinical experiences. 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/2116552492426/WN_OZl7pdRLSsSSWbfgLC7IOg
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our YouTube Channel

The Presenters

Dr. Manuel Sanchez de Carmona

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Anahuac University Mexico City
Founder, International Society of Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Mexican Chapter

Dr. Manuel Sanchez de Carmona is a member of the ISBD Board of Directors and works as an associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry for the Anahuac University in Mexico City, Mexico. He began his involvement with ISBD in 2008 as the founder of the ISBD Mexican Chapter and since then in key leadership roles: first as ISBD Secretary Treasurer and then as ISBD President, serving for two consecutive terms from March 2014 to December 2017. He was able to actively promote the Society and generate local chapters in several countries of Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He is passionate about providing education on bipolar disorders and using the Society as a game-changer in public mental health services. Since World Bipolar Day’s inception, he has been involved in its global promotion and making connections with experts with the lived experience to generate community awareness and fight stigma.

Dr. Sanchez de Carmona has more than 25 years of clinical experience treating mood disorders and is interested in diagnosis, early detection, and providing quality of life to patients.

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.