Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.
As a Taiwanese-born Canadian growing up in the multicultural community of Vancouver, I interacted with and learned from people who spoke different languages and practiced a variety of customs. Diversity was the impetus that led me to explore a broad spectrum of people and personalities throughout my life and ultimately … Read more
Through a number of studies – including the recent Delphi Consensus Consultation study – the CREST.BD team has identified several key self-management strategies helpful for people who have BD. These self-management strategies include ways to maintain balanced mood and prevent the progression of BD symptoms. From this study we have … Read more
When I first heard about peer research a few years ago, I knew I wanted to be involved. Peer research involves people with lived experience working in partnership with a research team. What drew me to CREST.BD’s approach is that people with bipolar disorder inform the research priorities and outputs … Read more
There are more than a few movies about bipolar disorder, but there are few stories in movies that accurately reflect life with bipolar. One of these movies is Infinitely Polar Bear (2014), an hour and a half glimpse into the life of a family in the late 1970s with a father who … Read more