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The Week of World Bipolar Day 2017

on March 22, 2017   |    No Comments

Each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent van Gogh, our team takes part in World Bipolar Day. Van Gogh was posthumously diagnosed as likely having lived with bipolar disorder; on World Bipolar Day, van Gogh’s life and works might help us to reflect on both the positives and … Read more

community engagement

Facing the Unexpected with the Support of Others

on March 15, 2017   |    No Comments

No one can deny that unanticipated stressful events will occur at different times of our lives. However, isn’t it how one deals with them that can make a big difference in one’s daily functioning? And if a person is living with a mental health problem, say a bipolar disorder like … Read more

personal stories

Affronter les Imprévus avec l’Appui des Autres

on March 8, 2017   |    1 Comment

À différentes étapes de la vie, il est tout à fait normal que toute personne puisse s’attendre à envisager des imprévus particulièrement stressants. Par contre, n’est-ce pas comment nous les affrontons qui déterminera notre qualité de vie? Et si une personne vit avec un problème de santé mentale tel qu’un … Read more

interventions and self-care personal stories

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

on March 1, 2017   |    No Comments

A Complicated Diagnosis I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) at the age of seventeen. Two years later, I was diagnosed with an affective disorder. My symptoms were typical of my disorders: anxiety, obsessions, intrusive thoughts, compulsions, psychosis, mania, and depression. I faced two severe mental health conditions, and … Read more

interventions and self-care