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Community-Based Participatory Research: Beyond Engagement

on October 26, 2016   |    No Comments

Originally published on December 16, 2014. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is recognized as an important research method in the field of mental health research. CBPR methodologies are well suited for communities who have historically been left out of research processes and who have experienced discrimination and stigma. Research participants are … Read more

community engagement

Me Too Vol.5 – Reflections on Three Levels of Stigma

on October 19, 2016   |    No Comments

I have a mental illness and I’m thriving. Me too. On September 16th, a crowd of two hundred gathered at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts to better understand stigma and its deleterious impact on those who live with mental illness. Speaking at the 5th Me Too event were: Self-proclaimed bipolar … Read more

community engagement

Movie Review: The Dark Horse

on October 12, 2016   |    No Comments

The Dark Horse (2014), the New Zealand feature film (not to be confused with the popular 2015 racehorse documentary Dark Horse) is a story about a Maori man who became famous for his ability at speed-chess. This in spite of, or maybe partly because of, his bipolar condition. But greater … Read more


Entrevue: Raymond Tremblay, auteur de «Riding the Tides of Life»

on October 5, 2016   |    No Comments

À la suite d’une discussion sur le thème de la stigmatisation en santé mentale lors du programme «Me Too Conversations» qui eut lieu à Vancouver vendredi dernier, une façon d’éliminer la stigmatisation est d’en parler ouvertement et franchement. Un tel exemple paraît dans le blogue d’aujourd’hui alors qu’un membre de … Read more

interventions and self-care