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Keynote Speaker
Sunday, July 14th 2019 at 7:00 pm

Victoria Maxwell BFA
"Crazy for Life"

"Crazy for Life" centers on Victoria’s personal journey to accept help for her mental illnesses and learning how to thrive. This brave, humorous keynote takes audiences from meditation groups to psych wards, from black depressions to manic psychoses. It both educates and entertains; inspiring hope and creating empathy.
Victoria Maxwell (BFA/BPP*) is one of the top speakers on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, wellness and creativity. She’s also a self-proclaimed Wellness Warrior and Bipolar Princess. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis and has for more than 17 years, been helping people internationally better understand the‘insider’s’ experience of mental illness and recovery; how to create long-lasting wellness and kickstart their creativity.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her theatrical keynote, ‘That’s Just Crazy Talk’, one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country. When she’s not presenting, you can find her running in the trails on the Sunshine Coast in BC or practicing Chi Kung in the early morning. She feels honored to be able to share her story and sharing her story helps her heal. As Victoria likes to say: “Sometimes... the harder we fall – the higher we bounce.”