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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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Low and High-Hanging Fruit: Bipolar Disorder Opportunities in South Africa

on May 4, 2016   |    1 Comment

It was a hive of activity on the day of my visit to the offices of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) in Johannesburg. Before my meeting with the SADAG staff, I perused information leaflets that described how the more rural North West Province of South Africa has … Read more

community engagement


What does quality of life mean to someone with bipolar?

on April 27, 2016   |    No Comments

Quality of life in bipolar disorder can be defined in several ways. For a more complicated research perspective, take a look at the first few pages of this book chapter. What I’m going to draw out of that discussion for this particular post is the idea that all life domains … Read more

quality of life


Showcasing ORBIT

on April 15, 2016   |    1 Comment

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interventions and self-care


Stigma: Establishing The Three Levels

on April 8, 2016   |    2 Comments

On January 27th, 2016, we participated in Bell’s Let’s Talk day by discussing the three levels of stigma — self, social, and structural. Throughout the day #Stigma123 reigned supreme and became the signature of many events in Canada. Two of these events were our tweetchat and a webinar about these … Read more

stigma