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Stay up to date with research and knowledge exchange on bipolar disorder.
Each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent van Gogh, our team takes part in World Bipolar Day. Van Gogh was posthumously diagnosed as likely having lived with bipolar disorder; on World Bipolar Day, van Gogh’s life and works might help us to reflect on both the positives and … Read more
I am pleased to see more discussions revolving around the relationship between mental health, in this case bipolar disorder and culture. This is because I share the view that different cultures have their unique takes on mental health problems, and it is important to incorporate cultural concepts into the conditions … Read more
If you feel in crisis right now, please call 1-800-SUICIDE or Mental Health Emergency Services (604-875-8289). I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the beginning of my second year of my undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It had been just over a year of living in … Read more
Originally published on December 16, 2014. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is recognized as an important research method in the field of mental health research. CBPR methodologies are well suited for communities who have historically been left out of research processes and who have experienced discrimination and stigma. Research participants are … Read more