Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II – TEDxTerryTalks 2011

Laura Bain speaks about living with Bipolar Type II Disorder, the trials and tribulations, but also how it informs her vibrant character and wonderful sense of identity.

“Laura is a very passionate person and as a 5th year Biology student she is a lover of Science. She is an avid cyclist, a teacher, an artist and a silly dancer. She is a windsurf instructor, the former vice commodore of the UBC sailing club, and a summer landscaper. She is a friend, roommate, a well-loved daughter and baby sister to three big brothers. She is also an auntie to the cutest little niece ever. Oh, there is one more thing, she is living with Bipolar Disorder.”

November 5th, 2011. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Filmed by Craig Ross: Video edited by David Ng

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3 Responses to “Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II – TEDxTerryTalks 2011”

  1. Nika c.

    Thank you so much. I’m also bipolar ii and, well, just thank you so much!

  2. Brant

    Great talk Laura…. you were so clear and helped many listeners to grasp some degree of the complexity with respective simplicity. Believing you also have a pair of running shoes….. heels and slippers are ok, but you exist to change the world.. and you have a long journey ahead.

    A fan

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