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Stigma in The Workforce and How to Tackle It

on November 23, 2016   |    No Comments

In this webinar, UBC Associate Professor of Psychiatry and co-founder of CREST.BD, Dr. Erin Michalak, and actress and mental health educator, Victoria Maxwell, share their insights into workforce stigma and how to tackle it. View this webinar by clicking here. Many people in the┬áCanadian workforce will experience a mental health … Read more


Chinese Culture and Bipolar Disorder

on November 16, 2016   |    2 Comments

I am pleased to see more discussions revolving around the relationship between mental health, in this case bipolar disorder and culture. This is because I share the view that different cultures have their unique takes on mental health problems, and it is important to incorporate cultural concepts into the conditions … Read more

community engagement

And What If? (Et Si Jamais?)

on November 9, 2016   |    1 Comment

English and French (bottom) both written by Raymond Tremblay. My last severe manic crisis occurred in 1998 when I was 54 years old. At that time, I was hospitalised for two months. Since I will soon turn 73, I am wondering what I would now do if I ever experienced … Read more

quality of life

UBC THRIVE 2016: A Guide for Students with Bipolar Disorder

on November 2, 2016   |    No Comments

If you feel in crisis right now, please call 1-800-SUICIDE or Mental Health Emergency Services (604-875-8289). I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the beginning of my second year of my undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It had been just over a year of living in … Read more

community engagement