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