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Major Update to the Bipolar Wellness Centre

Caden Poh on September 6, 2017   |    3 Comments

Welcome back to the Bipolar Blog! You may have noticed we took a long summer vacation and haven’t been actively publishing. Well, here’s why: We’ve been incredibly busy over the summer with one of our biggest projects – bringing a comprehensive update to the Bipolar Wellness Centre. This update comes … Read more

community engagement interventions and self-care quality of life

The Power of Blogs as Vessels for Knowledge Translation

on June 28, 2017   |    No Comments

It was early 2016 when Erin Michalak approached me with the idea of creating a CREST.BD blog. As an avid blogger, I was more than happy to take leadership of what eventually became the Bipolar Blog – this knowledge translation platform you’re reading right now. After more than a year … Read more

personal stories

Improving Access to Care with e-Mental Health

on June 21, 2017   |    No Comments

Earlier this year the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted a roundtable in Vancouver, BC. They invited policymakers, clinicians, researchers, and people with lived experience to discuss the pressing issue of access to mental health care and how e-mental health can be used to improve the situation. I was … Read more

community engagement

Mental Illness in the Movies: Thoughts on Mad World

on June 14, 2017   |    No Comments

I am the curator of the “Frames of Mind” Mental Health Film Series, a monthly program sponsored by the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque that uses award-winning films from around the world to promote awareness and education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Our programs occur … Read more