School and Community Presenter

Meet Mike

Poetic, Optimistic, Empathetic


By learning to deal with stigma and manage my own mental health, I have been able to have success in careers and in raising my family over the last twenty years. I aim to convey my insight and experience when given the platform, also with an ability to provide solutions such as in the Q&A.

Presentation Topics:

Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder, Mania, Psychosis

3 ways to describe your talk:

  • Surprising
  • Interesting
  • Driven

Presenters are chosen at random to allow for equitable participation in our program.

Mike is a father to four, retired electrician and foreman, and avid study of stigma and mental health. Mike is currently working on the Family Research Advisory Panel for the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine. While also achieving his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1997, Mike experienced a ten-year battle with life-threatening episodes in bipolar I disorder.

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