#TalkBD: Online Community Gathering

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a difficult time for everyone, including those of us living with bipolar disorder. To provide mental health support and education during this difficult time, CREST.BD is hosting #TalkBD, a free online community gathering everyone can join.

#TalkBD 9 - To Be Announced

We're taking a short break from #TalkBD, and will be returning with more in the fall! In the meantime, you can watch #TalkBD 8 - Aging Well w/ Bipolar Disorder below. Or, scroll down the page to see our previous #TalkBD webinars.

#TalkBD LIVE: Aging Well with Bipolar Disorder

#TalkBD LIVE: Aging Well with Bipolar Disorder Psychologist Dr. Lizzie Tyler, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Emma Morton speak on growing older with bipolar disorder, and discuss themes such as loss, transition, symptom changes, and relationships. #TalkBD LIVE is a series of free, online community gatherings to share support and tips for bipolar wellness. Learn more about the next #TalkBD LIVE event at www.TalkBD.live

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Wednesday, 22 July 2020


Start Time: To be announced

#TalkBD is primarily an educational and discussion platform for self-management in bipolar disorder. CREST.BD does not provide mental health or substance use services i.e., crisis intervention. Please check unsuicide.org to find a digital crisis service.

How do you feel about our events? Help us make #TalkBD the best we can by filling out our survey.


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How To Join

The community gathering will be available as an online space you can join or listen into by phone. It will also be viewable to everyone as a livestream on this page (talkbd.live) and on Facebook, and available online as a resource after the event.

Join: Check back later to register for #TalkBD 9!

Zoom is our online community gathering space, and everyone is free to join us there at the event time!
Please note that you will be prompted to submit your name and email address, and these will be viewable to the the event organizer. You can choose not to use your real name.
You won't need to enable your microphone or video – all interaction will be text-based, through the live chat. You can also submit questions in advance using the form below.

You can also listen into the meet by phone, although you won't be able to use the chat when you do this. To listen in, please dial-in with one of the following numbers, and enter meeting ID 620-164-248:

Canada: +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 929 205 6099
International: Numbers available at https://zoom.us/u/ayhZHuJVI

Please note that the event organizers may be able to see your phone number when you join (but other participants will not).

The gathering will also be viewable here, as a livestream! Or you'll be able to find it on our Facebook page. This is the most anonymous way to participate.


Questions can be submitted through Zoom during the event, and can also be submitted beforehand using the form below.


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Previous #TalkBD Events

#7 Work

Dr. Lisa O'Donnell, Victoria Maxwell and Dr. Erin Michalak spoke about the return to work, as well as how our work lives have shifted during the pandemic. To see a sheet of all the resources referenced during the webinar, click here.

#TalkBD LIVE: Work and Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive therapist and Clinical Social Worker Dr. Lisa O’Donnell, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Erin Michalak, discuss work life and bipolar disorder, and take your questions! #TalkBD LIVE is a series of free, online community gatherings to share support and tips for bipolar wellness. Learn more about the next #TalkBD LIVE event at www.TalkBD.live

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researchers Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Emma Morton, discuss depression and strategies for managing it. To see a sheet of all the resources referenced during the webinar, click here.

#TalkBD LIVE: Depression

#TalkBD LIVE: Depression Mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researchers Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Emma Morton, discuss depression and share tools on "behavioural activation".

Psychologist Prof. Greg Murray, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Emma Morton, discussed sleep and bipolar disorder during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

#TalkBD LIVE: Sleep and Bipolar Disorder

#TalkBD LIVE: Sleep and Bipolar Disorder (During COVID-19) Psychologist Prof. Greg Murray, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Emma Morton, discuss sleep and bipolar disorder during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. #TalkBD LIVE is a series of free, online community gatherings to share support and tips for bipolar wellness. Learn more about the next #TalkBD LIVE event at www.TalkBD.live

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Psychologist Dr. Steven Jones, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Emma Morton, spoke on substance use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

#TalkBD LIVE: Substance Use During Crisis

#TalkBD LIVE: Substance Use During Crisis Psychologist Dr. Steven Jones, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Emma Morton, speak on substance use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. #TalkBD LIVE is a series of free, online community gatherings to share support and tips for bipolar wellness. Learn more about the next #TalkBD LIVE event at www.TalkBD.live

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Thursday, 30 April 2020

Dr. Fiona Lobban, Victoria Maxwell, and Dr. Erin Michalak spoke on navigating family relationships and bipolar disorder during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

#TalkBD LIVE: Family Life in Coronatimes

#TalkBD LIVE: Family Life in Coronatimes Psychologist Dr. Fiona Lobban, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Erin Michalak, speak on navigating family relationships and bipolar disorder during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. #TalkBD LIVE is a series of free, online community gatherings to share support and tips for bipolar wellness. Learn more about the next #TalkBD LIVE event at www.TalkBD.live

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Thursday, 16 April 2020

Dr. Rob Tarzwell, Victoria Maxwell, and Dr. Erin Michalak shared their insights about anxiety management during the pandemic.

#TalkBD LIVE: Anxiety Management (In the Midst of Coronavirus)

Psychiatrist Dr. Rob Tarzwell, mental health educator Victoria Maxwell, and bipolar disorder researcher Dr. Erin Michalak, discuss evidence-based anxiety management strategies that support your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. #TalkBD LIVE is a series of free, online community gatherings to share support and tips for bipolar wellness. Learn more about the next #TalkBD LIVE event at www.TalkBD.live.

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Victoria Maxwell, Dr. Emma Morton, and Dr. Erin Michalak shared evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety and mood, and support your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

#TalkBD LIVE: Tips and Tools for Uncertain Times

#TalkBD: Tips and Tools for Uncertain Times is a free, online community gathering to share support and education during this challenging time. Our presenters will share evidence-based strategies to help manage mood and anxiety and support your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Posted by CREST.Bipolar Disorder on Wednesday, 25 March 2020