Natasha Kolida, MEd. Candidate

Peer Researcher

Natasha Kolida


MEd. Candidate, University of British Columbia


Natasha’s academic focus is on educational psychology with a focus on social and emotional learning. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Natasha began working to help others living with mental illness through peer support and mental health education. It is her hope that her experiences can help others on their own journeys to wellbeing. Natasha also leads Redefining Bipolar, a mental health organization that fosters evidence-based and personally meaningful discussions surrounding bipolar disorder. She is a skilled mental health blogger and leads the CREST.BD Bipolar Blog.

What I do when I'm not working

I can often be found at metal shows, spinning fire by the lake, and eating chocolate. I am a freelance artist and an avid runner.




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Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
420-5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC