Who We Are

The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary network of researchers, healthcare providers and people living with the condition. We are dedicated to research and knowledge exchange about psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder. Our aim is to enhance the health and wellness of people living with the condition.

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Join a CREST.BD Community Engagement DayKnowledge to Action: That's Just Crazy TalkBipolar Self-Management Toolkit
Join us for the webinar launch of CREST.BD’s (www.crestbd.ca) new online ‘Bipolar Wellness Centre’ at 1 pm PDT on World Bipolar Day, March 30th 2015. Click the link icon above to register.
Each year, CREST.BD holds a Community Engagement Day. These engagement days aim to develop research and exchange knowledge in areas of bipolar disorders research.
The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, health care providers and community members (people living with bipolar disorder, their family members and supports) dedicated to researching and exchanging knowledge about psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder. Our aim is to enhance the wellness of people living with the condition.
That’s Just Crazy Talk is a thoughtful and funny one-woman play that looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder. It is the product of a research study exploring the impacts of a ‘lived experience’ theatrical performance on attitudes and understandings of mental health issues.
In a 2007 study on self-management in bipolar disorder, CREST.BD researchers interviewed 32 Canadians who live with the condition. The aim was to generate narratives that could shed further light on the specific ways they were able to achieve and maintain wellness.
Structural, Social and Self: CREST.BD's recent collaboration with One Minute Medical School helps explain the three domains of mental health stigma.
Bipolar disorder is often characterized by periods of highly creative thoughts and behaviours; many individuals living with the condition choose careers in a creative field and some achieve prominence in creative pursuits.