Our bipolar blog shares the latest findings and insights from CREST.BD's research and knowledge exchange.

Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.

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Turning Self-Stigma Into Self-Love: A Bipolar Perspective

on June 29, 2016   |    1 Comment

I have experienced a great deal of self-stigma resulting from having bipolar disorder, and I still do from time to time. For those who might be unclear as to what self-stigma is, here’s one way of thinking about it (from our webinar Stigma123): Self-stigma happens when a person with lived … Read more

personal stories

Seeing Life with Bipolar As a Researcher, Psychologist, and Human

on June 22, 2016   |    4 Comments

For the past year my role as a CREST.BD trainee has been this: I engage with people who participated in any Bipolar Wellness Centre component, which share information about how to improve their quality of life through self-management strategies. These different components included online webinars, videos, and Living Library peer … Read more

community engagement

Delphi Study Results – Key Messages

on June 15, 2016   |    5 Comments

  In our first video about our Delphi Consensus Consultation study, we talked about what a Delphi study is and why we think it’s important in bipolar disorder research. Now we share the results of that study in this short video; Sara Lapsley gives us the scoop on what healthcare practitioners … Read more

interventions and self-care

Two Tips For Engaging People with Mental Illness in Research

on June 8, 2016   |    1 Comment

Our mission at CREST.BD is essentially two-fold. First, we’re here to optimize the health and quality of life of people living with bipolar disorder through innovative research and knowledge exchange. Second, we’re here to empower communities to engage in bipolar disorders research in a different way. As we’ve grown as … Read more

community engagement