Who this course is for:
This course is for anyone who needs or wants to really understand bipolar disorder.
If you have - or someone important to you has - been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or for your own reasons you want to understand bipolar disorder, this course is for you.
If you are a mental health professional, click here for my course "Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code" for mental health professionals.
I created this course because the prevailing understanding of bipolar disorder is inaccurate and distorted. In this course, I provide the understanding and information that should be provided to all people diagnosed with bipolar disorder and to those trying so hard to understand bipolar disorder so they can help people they care about who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Joseph, May 2017: "I am really enjoying your 'Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code' course"
Deirdre, May 2017: "I am enjoying the course. It is making a lot of sense and helping me to understand things better. I look forward to tuning in for future presentations."
Antoinette, May 2017: "Thank you Terry this is a wonderful resource."
I will be adding new material to the course regularly - several presentations every month. I expect all course material to be created and uploaded by late 2017.
Currently 5 hours and 46 minutes of audio-visual material in the course, much more to come.
The course is primarily presented as audio-visual presentations. The texts and slides used in the course are also included. All course material is downloadable for your own use.
Course participants are invited to maintain contact with me as they go through the course material. Contact with me is generally through the comments section in each module and/or by emailing me directly.
If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, by participating in and completing this course, you can expect to develop a greatly enriched understanding of all aspects of bipolar disorder. You will also have a much greater number of constructive actions you can take to progress your situation, your mental health, your life.
If someone important to you has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, by participating in and completing this course, you can expect your understanding of bipolar disorder to increase exponentially. This will be a great help to you in your efforts to understand the person, to understand bipolar disorder, and to help the person you care about who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Terry's own life experiences and his life as a mental health activist, medical doctor, psychotherapist and mental health author have brought him to a level of understanding of mental health that is unusual if not indeed exceptional.
Terry Lynch has played a prominent role in mental health both nationally and internationally. For a nine-year period, he was appointed by the Irish Department of Health and Children to key national mental health groups - The Expert Group on Mental health Policy (2003-6) which formulated A Vision for Change, Ireland’s official mental health policy document; The Independent Monitoring Group for A Vision for Change (2006-9); the Second Monitoring Group for A Vision for Change (2009-12).
Terry Lynch was the only mental health professional to be appointed to the three Groups named above. In addition, he was also appointed by the CEO of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) to the Irish Health Service Executive's Mental Health Expert Advisory Group (2006-8).
Terry is the author 3 books: Depression Delusion Volume One: The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance (2015), Selfhood: A Key to the Recovery of Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems, (2011) and best-seller Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress (2004).
He has appeared regularly in the national media in Ireland and beyond.
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Dr. Terry Lynch testimonials:
Dr. William Glasser, American psychiatrist and author, founder of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy:
"If ever a man puts a human face on mental suffering and offers an optimistic message, Dr. Lynch is that man. If I ever get seriously unhappy, I'm going to camp on Terry's doorstep.”
Ivor Browne, Consultant Psychiatrist, former Professor of Psychiatry, University College, Dublin, Ireland:
"For the past ten years or more, Terry Lynch has been one of the very few doctors within the medical profession in Ireland who has been prepared to question the psychiatric understanding of and approach to human suffering. Would that there were more enlightened doctors and psychiatrists in the country”.
Dorothy Rowe, British-based psychologist and author:
“Often grassroots ideas inspire people, who would otherwise have lived quietly, to do great things. One such person is Terry Lynch, an Irish GP".
Dr. Pat Bracken, Consultant Psychiatrist, West Cork Mental Health Services, Ireland:
"A true scientist, he has contributed enormously to the mental health community in Ireland over the last number of years."
Charles Medawar, specialist in medical policy and drug safety, Co-Founder, Social Audit UK:
Terry Lynch is "one of the clearest thinkers" in the mental health field.
The Rubberbandits, Irish and MTV comedy duo:
“#limerickcityofculture fact. One of the world’s most forward thinking Doctors on psychiatric illness is a Limerick man @DrTerryLynch”.