Aug 11, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Come meet Andrea Paquette and learn more about bipolar disorder, Monday, August 11, at 6:30 pm at Movie Monday http://www.moviemonday.ca/? (By Donations)
"The great thing about "Of Two Minds," a documentary on bipolar disorder, is that it doesn't dwell on the clinical or pharmaceutical. We hear from the experts, and we learn about medications and health insurance nightmares. But this is a film about people, brave souls willing to reveal personal stories of the torment raging inside their brains.
Writer-directors Doug Blush and Lisa Klein (whose late sister suffered from bipolar disorder), took great pains and untold hours documenting a wide range of folks who share their histories and emotions through interviews, videos, artwork and journals." - Clint O'Connor, The Plain Dealer - Cleveland
The trailer unfortunately stresses the bombastic and suicidal but it's good film, sharply filmed and edited and really puts a face on the condition. This documentary is a fantastic starting point for discussion with the Co-Leads on an exciting new collaborative project with youth who live with bipolar disorder: The Bipolar Youth Action Project!
Dr. Erin Michalak of the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry and Andrea Paquette, the renowned Bipolar Babe and Executive Director of the Bipolar Disorders Society of BC, will join us for a lively conversation about mental health, to share information about the Bipolar Youth Action Project http://bipolarbabe.com/bipolar-youth-action-project and how you can get involved, and, especially, to answer your questions.