In her latest blog Bella Rareworld talks about stigma in the Black community and how we can all play our part in breaking it.
On World Bipolar Day on Wednesday 30 March 2022 (6pm - 9pm) our community will come together for our second virtual conference. Register free to attend https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bipolar-uk-virtual-conference-2022-live-well-with-bipolar-tickets-220776005977
The theme of this year's conference is LIVE WELL WITH BIPOLAR. Join us for an exciting programme of free sessions and discussions.
We are thrilled to announce that the leading researcher and author Dr Kay Redfield Jamison will join us to speak about her personal experiences of bipolar and share her top tips for living well. The author of bestsellers An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast and Touched with Fire, and the co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar, Dr Jamison is also is the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders, a Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
At the conference, we will also be launching the second report from the Bipolar Commission, our research project which aims to improve the quality of services and reduce the rate of suicide for people with bipolar in the UK.
There will also be five panel discussions to choose from:
- Global action on bipolar
- What does self-care look like for men who have bipolar?
- Creativity and bipolar: experiences of Black and Ethnic Minorities
- Women with bipolar in TV drama: do fictional characters encourage understanding of the condition?
- Coming out: is it easier to tell people you’ve got bipolar or that you’re LGBTQ+?