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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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


Welcome to The Bipolar Blog

on April 1, 2016   |    No Comments

Welcome to CREST.BD’s blog! It’s all about sparking conversations with as many voices as possible. Watch our short introduction: Every month we will endeavour to blog in our four core areas of focus (more on these areas over here): Our “community engagement” category involves community-based participatory research (CBPR), where we’ll … Read more

community engagement

Lingering Thoughts From a Mental Health Summit

on March 27, 2016   |    No Comments

In February, 2015, I attended the Summit, Canada’s largest student-driven mental health conference to date. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to attend the event and to reap its benefits; it was an inspiring weekend and I have seen many fellow delegates bring their mental health initiatives to … Read more


Sailing together – A healthcare provider’s guide to using the Bipolar Wellness Centre

on August 18, 2015   |    No Comments

Healthcare providers working with individuals with bipolar disorder can benefit from using CREST.BD’s Bipolar Wellness Centre in a number of ways. This can be done independently by the healthcare provider in order to increase their familiarity with current, evidence-based, psychosocial interventions, or in collaboration with their client to assist in case formulation and … Read more

quality of life