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À LA RECHERCHE D’UN NOUVEAU MÉDECIN DE FAMILLE?

on April 26, 2017   |    No Comments

En tant que jeune garçon et tout au long de ma vie d’adulte, j’ai toujours eu accès à d’excellents médecins de famille. Par contre, lors de ma retraite de la Fonction publique de l’Ontario et de mon déménagement de Kingston à Ottawa en 1998, j’ai vécu le plus sévère épisode … Read more

interventions and self-care


In Search of a New Family Physician?

on April 26, 2017   |    No Comments

As a youngster and throughout my adult life, I always had easy access to excellent Family Physicians. However, upon my retirement from the Ontario Public Service when I moved to Ottawa from Kingston in 1998, I experienced my one and only severe manic episode at the age of 54. And … Read more

interventions and self-care


Healing through Forgiveness: Bipolar in the Family

on April 19, 2017   |    No Comments

The author chooses to remain anonymous out of respect for the author’s family. For resources on dealing with bipolar disorder and relationships, click here.   Perhaps I was fortunate to grow up in a time when mental health issues were kept a bit hush-hush. For me, it meant that my … Read more

personal stories


Living in HOpe

on April 12, 2017   |    No Comments

My name is Josy and I am an art therapist and student at Adler University, doing my Social Justice Practicum with Dr. Erin Michalak and the CREST.BD team. We have recently taken on a research partnership for a documentary taking place in a mental health facility. As part of that … Read more

stigma