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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I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2001 and I found that a really important part of my recovery has been doing research. Team member and peer researcher Sara Lapsley explains our Delphi Consensus Consultation study in this short video. This study began in 2012 and looked at self-management strategies … Read more
I’m not a musician, a singer, an artist in the traditional sense of the word. However, somehow I’ve become known to be a “creative person” over the past two decades. I became passionate about creative writing in 1993. I had already published a reasonable number of articles in professional social … Read more
On a sunny day in mid-April, I participated in the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario’s (MDAO) annual Regional Forum. On the shores of Lake Simcoe in Innisfil, ON, the Forum gathered about 30 program facilitators working at mental health groups from all across Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Barrie, Kingston, Guelph, … Read more
Since the fall of 2015, some of the CREST.BD and I have been involved with a series of conversations titled “Me Too” in Vancouver, Canada. These conversations are about mental health and how it affects us all — from everyday anxieties to mental health conditions and everywhere in between. “I love … Read more