The Power of Disability Part 1 — with Victoria Maxwell
Below the Radar
Al Etmanski interviews Victoria Maxwell, the Bipolar Princess. They discuss the role of art and creativity in the process of change, the dramatic increase in antidepressant prescriptions and the fact that depression is the number one source of disability in the world today. They also speak to the need for universal mental health care. Victoria explains why we need to shift from recovery as a possibility to recovery as an expectation. The episode ends with Victoria providing the answer to her most recent Psychology Today post, “Is there Love after the Psych Ward?"“Recovery shouldn’t be a possibility. It should be an expectation.” – Victoria Maxwell Read the full transcript of this episode: https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/community-engagement/Below-the-Radar/transcripts/victoria-maxwell/ABOUT THE SERIESThe Power of Disability is a series of Below the Radar. Host Al Etmanski brings us enlightening conversations, featuring guests with disabilities who have been influential in arts, activism, science, and more. This series is a continuation of the work Al has shared in the book, The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World, which reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history.Hear more in this series: https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/community-engagement/Below-the-Radar/the-power-of-disability.htmlRESOURCES— Website and free newsletter: http://victoriamaxwell.com/— Mental Health E-Guides (free and downloadable): http://victoriamaxwell.com/free-resources/— “Crazy for Life: Escapades of a bipolar princess” via Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/crazy-life
Victoria Maxwell: That’s Just Crazy Talk: Making the Uncomfortable of Mental Illness More Comfortable
In this episode, award-winning keynote speaker and performing artist Victoria Maxwell, talks about mental illness and strategies to counter the stigma when receiving a diagnosis. What day to day self-care truly means and looks like. And how a desire to find someone to identify with, paved the way for an impactful keynote speaker and author to expose the realities of mental illness in a raw, authentic and relatable way. . . . Follow us on Social Media for more tips and tricks on how to enhance your personal and workplace resilience. •Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tardigrade_talks/ •Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TardigradeTalks/ •YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MyWorkplaceHealth www.TardigradeTalks.com
Crazy For Life: Living With Bipolar Disorder with Victoria Maxwell
She Has The Mic
My guest today is Victoria Maxwell, aka the Bipolar Princess. In Victoria's one woman, international performance, "Crazy For Life", she talks about her own experience with having bipolar disorder in a hilarious, honest and moving way. Victoria was diagnosed with BP in her twenties, and struggled with her diagnosis and treatment in the beginning. No one wants to be nutbar, looney, loopy, or wacko. These are some of the many words we have for crazy, as Victoria has said. Shortly after Victoria had a psychotic episode and ran naked down a major Vancouver street, things began to be more clear. It was an eye opening experience. For literally everyone. There is so much stigma around metal illness, and even more misunderstanding about bipolar disorder. Talking with Victoria was such a weight off my shoulders. In her sharing her story, I was able to tell my own. Tune in for the season one finale episode. It's a doozy. www.victoriamaxwell.com Find Victoria's Mental Health Resource & Tips Free Guide here. Facebook Twitter Please also subscribe to Victoria's newsletter to download the Escape the Vicious Triangle of Anxiety, Depression and Perfectionism guide.
In this episode I speak with Author, Starseed, Lightworker, Witch Victoria Maxwell! 🙏🏼🌎 If you're inspired to, please listen, subscribe, share, rate and review! Together we’ll keep spreading this pure positive energy all over the globe! 🎧(Podcast Available Everywhere- iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, etc) Links- https://linktr.ee/theangelofabundance Full Video available exclusively inside of the Universal Abundance Community. Go to http://UniversalAbundance.co ✅Vix - https://instagram.com/newagehipster333 ✅Noel: https://linktr.ee/theangelofabundance 🎧Music: soundcloud.com/djshahmoneybeatz/
Victoria Maxwell: Naked Psychosis, Imperfect Bodies, and Spiritual Medication
Waking Up Bipolar with Chris Cole | Bipolar disorder, spiritual awakening, and everything in between.
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Victoria Maxwell—mental health speaker, performer, and wellness warrior. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, and for more than 17 years has been presenting keynotes and workshops on mental illness and recovery, creativity, wellness and self-care.Victoria Maxwell’s keynote performances and workshops help individuals and organizations comfortably talk about mental health and better understand the ‘insider’s’ experience of mental illness and recovery. More importantly, she reduces stigma of this, one of the very last taboos, and offers hope and tools to build wellness to flourish in life.She’s a member of CREST.BD, a global research team on bipolar disorder, and blogs for Psychology Today. Her most recent keynote show, ‘That’s Just Crazy Talk’ was named one of the top evidence-based, anti-stigma interventions by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health honored her as a top Canadian leader in mental health. She’s appeared on CNN, in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.As you’ll hear in our conversation, Victoria Maxwell has a depth of wisdom and humility, which she utilizes on her own path of recovery, all the while helping others do the same. She calls to my mind what it truly means to be a wounded healer, and I am honored to present her now.Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TzNU5y-ZZpUWatch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakingupbipolar/videos/2015799888668856/Victoria Maxwell's Website: www.victoriamaxwell.comPsychology Today Blog https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/crazy-life “Crazy for Life: Escapades of a Bipolar Princess”JOIN THE DISCUSSION at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupbipolarChris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.comGoogle Play | google.wakingupbipolar.comStitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.comTuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.comwakingupbipolar.com
Laughing Through Bipolar Pain: Actress Victoria Maxwell
One of the most essential wellness tools, though often overlooked, is humor. In this podcast, I've interspersed scenes from comedian/playwright/actress/Psychology Today blogger Victoria Maxwell's one-woman show, That's Just Crazy Talk, with our interview. Join us as we laugh despite the heartache that is common to the bipolar experience! We talk about humor's role in breaking stigma and surviving bipolar disorder.
Actress and playwright, Victoria Maxwell speaks with DBSA's Maria Heim about her role as a mental health educator. Maxwell talks about her diagnosis and how she has learned to use humor as a wellness tool.