Friday, September 3 | 6:00 pm | Luna B
Debate: How to cope with extreme emotions. Bipolar disorder following the screening of The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole – a Bipolar Musical Documentary With Elephants, dir. Andri Magnason
Partner: Można Zwariować Foundation
We will discuss bipolar disorder in the context of The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole—a Bipolar Musical Documentary with Elephants. The film follows Anna and Hogni, two people who experience affective disorders, as they debate the issue from various angles: as a heavy burden as well as something that gives them superpowers. Their thoughts and experiences lead them to work to increase awareness of mental disorders and destigmatization in order to let every person battling mental disorders access professional help, just like in the Można Zwariować Foundation! Together with our guests we’ll try to make bipolar easier to understand and show it from various perspectives—from mental health specialists to crisis survivors.
Aleksandra Pięta (@psychiatra_ola) – doctor doing her residence in psychiatry, postgraduate student at the Medical University of Warsaw. Her thesis examines bipolar disorder from the female standpoint.
Janina Bąk – comedy commandante of Janinadaily.com, the nicest website at the internet, for the last six years. She’s the Patryk Vega of statistics on her YT channel, “Statystycznie rzecz biorąc”. Business minnow at Janina Daily, Zero Liability Company. Her book, Statystycznie rzecz biorąc. Czyli ile trzeba zjeść czekolady, żeby zdobyć Nobla (WHICH YOU SHOULD BUY!!!), sold 100 000 copies in one year, beating the entirety of Blanka Lipińska’s erotic saga in the Empik ratings, which technically makes Janina the Blanka Lipińska of statistics.
Cleo Ćwiek – a model, last year she became the president of the Można Zwariować Foundation. Raises awareness of mental disorders by participating in social projects aimed at young people.
Ania Cyklińska – psychologist, studies cognitive-behavioral therapy at the School of Psychotherapy. Hosts @psychoedu_ on Instagram—an educational profile on mental health issues.