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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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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

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Interview: Raymond Tremblay’s “Riding the Tides of Life”

on September 28, 2016   |    No Comments

Riding off the theme of the “Me Too Conversations” on stigma in mental health that took place in Vancouver last Friday, one of the ways to break stigma is by opening up a dialogue on it. And in the case highlighted by this blog today, MSW holding author (and CREST … Read more

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Movie Review: Touched With Fire

on September 21, 2016   |    No Comments

Touched With Fire is feature film I’d recommend that has recently been released on DVD. I’ll refer to an excellent article in BP Canada’s January 2016 edition that fully covers the development of this fictional story based on the director’s experience living with bipolar, learning about its dangers, the downsides, … Read more

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Mental Illness: The Last Frontier of Human Rights?

on September 14, 2016   |    2 Comments

In a recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” CREST.BD member and world-renowned stigma expert Dr. Stephen Hinshaw asked this question: Does mental illness represent the last great frontier we face for human rights? Behind this question is an implicit understanding that many — if not most — people who experience mental … Read more

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