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Healthier Sleep for Bipolar Disorder

Victoria Maxwell stars in this short video filled with useful tips to develop healthier sleep habits, important in the management of bipolar disorder.

This video was made by the bipolar research group at UBC in Vancouver, a collaborative group of researchers, clinicians, and people with lived experience like Victoria.

has also compiled a resource page about sleep and bipolar which is a helpful companion to the video, with lots...
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Dancing Through Life with Bipolar

A short video portrait of Audley, a Montreal man living well with bipolar disorder.

He talks about what has helped in his recovery journey, including fitness, and he works as a personal trainer and fitness class instructor.

Audley also mentions one of the benefits of volunteering, which is that nonprofit organizations appreciate all volunteers regardless of mental health diagnosis.

An inspiring look at a vivacious...
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Messages for Youth Newly Diagnosed with Bipolar


For youth, being newly diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder can be a scary and confusing time.

is a participatory community-based research group from UBC that studies bipolar disorders. In one of their initiatives, Peer Researcher Andrea Pacquette co-led the Bipolar Youth Action Project (BYAP) that studied Vancouver Island youth living with bipolar disorders, and how they managed the illness.

This brief but powerful video compiles key messages from the BYAP Youth Action Group, sharing hope,...
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What is Depression? Animation Explains


A short, elegant animated video, What is Depression?, describes the common yet serious condition, and the differences between clinical depression and just feeling sad.

In a short version of a lesson on TedEd (full lesson available here), Helen M Farrell explains symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives tips for how you might help a friend or family member who is suffering from it.

Excellent and helpful...
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Romantic Chemistry


Highlights from a talk by Larry Young about the brain chemistry of love.

From bonded-for-life prairie voles to human partnerships, chemistry plays a role in romantic attraction and staying with a mate. Lessons from research into the science of love may be useful for other applications in psychiatric conditions, including autism spectrum disorders.

An animated short excerpt from a presentation at the Brain Matters! conference held in Vancouver, BC in March,...
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