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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When people are involuntarily hospitalized (certified) in British Columbia under the Mental Health Act, they can’t leave the hospital without their doctor’s permission or make decisions about their psychiatric care, but they don’t lose all of their rights. In fact, the legislation says that they must be told about their … Read more
Counsellor and CREST.BD member Sara Lapsley from Canada is one of the forum moderators (or “Superusers”) on the ORBIT Research Program. As an ORBIT Superuser, Sara has been facilitating online interactions with participants living with bipolar disorder from around the world. Now six months into the program, Sara shares her favorite … Read more
We are excited to share that award-winning actress, mental health advocate, and CREST.BD network member Victoria Maxwell will be performing “That’s Just Crazy Talk” at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, Canada, on February 6, 2018. The event is part of “Beyond Stigma: Conversations about mental health, courage … Read more
Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings go hand-in-hand with all forms of mental illness; bipolar disorder is no exception to this. One stubborn misconception is that bipolar disorder, a mood disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy and activity levels, can be effectively treated solely with medications. This isn’t to say … Read more