I Am Not Crazy presents: The Bipolar Panel Project.
First Episode = 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST
This is the first episode in a new series of online interactive discussion shows. Each episode we will have a different topic of discussion for the panel. Tuning in will allow you to interact with the panel in real time by asking questions. You can also interact with other viewers through a live chat feature.
This week we will be taking some time to let you get to know our panel members. They will each be sharing their personal stories. After we will open up the floor so that you can ask them any questions you might have. They will also be talking about any projects they are currently working on.
"I’m Bret Bernhoft, a Web analyst and podcaster with a passion for entrepreneurism. Based in Portland, Oregon, I’ve been working with the Internet for the past six years now in a variety of roles. From Internet media and research to Web development and analytics. For my friends, I’m the go-to web guy (but I just like to think of myself as passionate).
My current project is a community called Being Bipolar. It’s an online resource designed to provide a common space for the bipolar community to meet and share. I also host a podcast for the community where I discuss relevant topics and share my own personal insight."________________________________________
Wife & Mama of 2. Dx Bipolar 1 in 2006. Freelance writer. Mental Health Advocate. Standing up to stigma by blogging my way through living with mental illness. Lover of life, music, & real books.
Jennifer was recently chosen as a Finalist for Rookie of the Year for the 3rd Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards. She is also the Creator and Producer of This Is My Brave an upcoming live show that will feature readings of touching personal essays, original music performances and energetic slam poetry._______________________________________
Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer from the Pacific Northwest. She specializes in writing about bipolar disorder, depression, pharmacology and other mental health issues. Her expertise has been sought after by academics and reporters and she is to be featured in an upcoming documentary on bipolar disorder and a speaker at the National Council Mental Health and Addictions conference. Natasha has written the award-winning blog The Bipolar Burble, detailing life with bipolar disorder, for eight years. She also writes Breaking Bipolar at HealthyPlace.com. _____________________________________
Andy is a mental health writer and speaker who has traveled to more than fifty cities across the United States and Canada, speaking to more than two hundred mental health organizations and support groups, psychiatric groups, college audiences, and book clubs. His book, Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania, has been translated into six foreign languages and is distributed worldwide in places as far away as Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Latin America, and South Africa. His articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, on the BBC, and in various mental health publications and websites. Recently Behrman was featured on CNN's "360" with Anderson Cooper, and NPR's "The Infinite Mind."
Jared is the Founder and Executive Director of I Am Not Crazy an up-and-coming nonprofit organization that builds mental health awareness and fights mental illness stigma. He was diagnosed with a mental illness at the age of 19 and has been living with Bipolar Disorder for 13 years. He is very interested in how the social and mobile technology trend can be used to create awareness for issues that involve mental illness.