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Moving for your mood: Discussing exercise as a treatment for depression

on September 5, 2019   |    No Comments

Today I’m taking the time to talk (well write) about an important health topic, sometimes referred to as ‘the black dog:’ depression. For those that have not experienced it, most know a family member, friend, colleague or other person who is dealing or has dealt with it. Depression can entail … Read more

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4 books and comics that helped my bipolar disorder

on August 21, 2019   |    No Comments

As a person living with bipolar disorder (BD), the process of understanding my condition has been a long road. As I’ve worked towards making sense of my diagnosis, I found some of the most helpful resources to be books, blog posts and comics that addressed depression and BD, from the … Read more

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“All hands on deck”: Accommodating hand tremors in people with bipolar disorder

on June 6, 2019   |    1 Comment

We’re all hands on deck here at the CREST.BD offices in preparation for the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 20th. Several of our team members will be in attendance at Rideau Hall for the celebration, including peer researcher Raymond Tremblay. We share the communication below … Read more

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Canada’s ‘SPOR’: embodiment on the ground at CREST.BD

on May 30, 2019   |    No Comments

During the nomination process for the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement, we were asked to reflect on how our work in CREST.BD aligns with the guiding principles of Canada’s ‘Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research’ (SPOR) Patient Engagement Framework. Specifically, we were asked – how in our … Read more

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