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CREST.BD: E-Mental Health Conference Review 2019 (Day 2)

on February 3, 2019   |    No Comments

This is the second of two parts of our EMH 2019 conference review. For an introduction of the conference and reviews, highlights, and photos of Day 1’s workshops and events, please visit crestbd.ca/EMH2019. For Day 2 of our EMH 2019 conference review, we review four select presentations. Day 2   Electronic medical … Read more

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CREST.BD Review: E-Mental Health Conference 2019 (Day 1)

on February 1, 2019   |    No Comments

The 8th Annual E-Mental Health Conference:  Vancouver BC was the destination for the two-day 8th annual e-Mental Health Conference (EMH 2019): New Generations, New Services: Shifting Mental Health to the Digital Age. This year’s conference was held on February 1-2 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, and brought together hundreds of researchers and … Read more

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Self-Management: An Important Part of Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

on November 2, 2018   |    No Comments

Despite the best available treatments, relapse rates for bipolar disorder remain high, contributing to significant morbidity and mortality. Self-management is increasingly recognised as a cornerstone of effective treatment, empowering individuals to take an active role in managing their condition and improving their quality of life (Morton et al., 2018). Bipolar … Read more

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Celebrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

on October 18, 2018   |    3 Comments

This year will mark the twentieth anniversary of my one and only manic episode with severe psychotic symptoms. And now, I’m sincerely asking myself if I shouldn’t celebrate this significant milestone of my young life. After all, I’m only 74 years old! Eh why not? Hasn’t living well with bipolar … Read more

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