Anxiety Management & Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatrist Dr. Rob Tarzwell (University of British Columbia) and mental health educator Victoria Maxwell discuss how to manage anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide management strategies such as acknowledging your anxiety, engaging in physical activities, and creating a schedule for your day. 

Hosted by Dr. Erin Michalak.

Dr. Rob Tarzwell is certified in both psychiatry and nuclear medicine by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. His main clinical and research interest is the use of functional brain imaging in diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. He is interested in new media as a clinical teaching tool, and created the One Minute Medical School channel on YouTube to disseminate videos on medical topics for a general audience. Dr. Tarzwell is also a co-founder of Viewers Like You Productions, a Vancouver and Toronto based film and television production company. He is very interested in the use of technology to improve healthcare delivery, and he is a Medical Director of Psychiatry for Medeo, a telemedicine company linking doctors to patients via encrypted video.

Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria Maxwell 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. 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.

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