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Bi Squared: Balancing Bisexuality and Bipolar II

on June 15, 2018   |    No Comments

“So are you straight like a ruler or curved like a protractor?” my best friend asked me on our first day at university to inquire if I identified as straight, gay, or something in-between. Living as an openly bisexual person in today’s socio-political climate can be difficult enough; adding one … Read more

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What ARE those?: Misinterpreting Memes

Hussein Elafifi on June 5, 2018   |    No Comments

Like most of my generation, a lot of my time is spent scrolling. Scrolling through depressing news, pictures of my friends and unrealistically attractive people (the latter two coinciding more often than would be polite to admit). This trend has been accompanied by an almost equally pervasive general misconception regarding … Read more

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Taking back the reins – the experience of self-management in bipolar disorder

on March 29, 2018   |    No Comments

  Hi everyone! I’m Emma, a CREST.BD trainee and PhD Candidate. I’ve been collaborating with CREST.BD for almost 4 years now. Much of this time has been spent helping with understanding peoples’ experiences of the Bipolar Wellness Centre (our online portal sharing evidence-based strategies for living well with bipolar disorder) … Read more

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CREST.BD: Top 4 Mental Health Movies Released in 2017

on January 25, 2018   |    1 Comment

In our second blog of 2018, we’re casting our eyes back to some of the highlights of the 2017 movie year for you. Where to watch our top movies of 2017: You can purchase these movies online, or in store if you can find them. Other options include renting them … Read more

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