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Let's talk - Bipolar Disorder
Let's talk - Bipolar Disorder

Sun, 25 Jun



Let's talk - Bipolar Disorder

We're talking to Marita, Ashley, Vijay and Dr. Milan about Bipolar Disorder. We'll hear their experiences and ask our questions. Let's understand Bipolar Disorder together. Suitable for: 16+ years

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Time & Location

25 Jun 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mumbai, 51, Pali village, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India

About the event

Let's Talk - Bipolar Disorder is an opportunity for us all to understand Bipolar Disorder a little bit better.

We will get to hear from lived-experience what it is like to live with Bipolar Disorder, followed by a Q&A session with two speakers who have been working in the field for 15+ years.

There is a gap between what someone experiences, what our textbooks teach us and what the internet tells us. It is key that we bring people with lived-experience to the forefront of the conversation. While doing this, it is crucial to respect each one's story as one of many credible expereinces and sources of knowledge. The goal is not to glorify, victimize, generalize or weaponize but to understand.

Our speakers for the evening:

Lived-experience sharing - 

Marita Nazareth is a wellness coach, corporate trainer, writer, environmental activist  and vlogger.  She has been living with Bipolar Disorder for more than 20 years. Ashley has been an integral part of her journey.

Q&A with host -

Vijay Nallawala has had a 4 decade long journey with Bipolar Disorder. He is the founder of Bipolar India, an online Peer to Peer Support community for individuals with bipolar and caregivers.

Dr. Milan Balakrishnan is a psychiatrist with 15 years of experience. He is also a researcher, educator, and clinical professor

at Masina Hospital. Dr. Milan is dedicated to improving mental health space in India.


1. Attending this event requires you to make an informed decision about your mental state of mind at this point in your life. Certain parts can be sensitive or triggering.

2. Attending this event means you acknowledge the sensitivity of the subject and promise to respect the privacy and vulnerability of the other attendees as well as the speakers. The speakers, especially the ones with lived experience, have agreed to share one aspect of their lives and identity with us on this one day. Any further interaction or engagement requires their explicit consent.

This is a respectful, curious and compassionate coming together of people.

3. This is not a sharing circle or peer event. There will be no Q&A with the audience. However, if you have questions, feel free to send them in via email to 

4. Anyone who comes to a meeting is free to use information from the discussion, but is not allowed to reveal who made any particular comment.


Suitable for: 16+ years

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