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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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Empathy in the details: BYAP Forum #1

on August 11, 2015   |    No Comments

July 12 saw the first community forum of the Bipolar Youth Action Project, a collaboration of CREST.BD and the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia. Held at the Victoria Event Centre, the forum welcomed 21 youth all with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BD), to discuss coping and wellness strategies from their perspectives. “What works for you” served … Read more

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Mindfulness: A valuable tool for living well with bipolar disorder

on February 20, 2014   |    1 Comment

In recent years there has been a great shift into studying the benefits of mindfulness. While mindfulness may be having its ‘coming out’ party to the mass public, it has been slowly taking over the West for decades now. Even Western medicine—whose high standards for evidence make it quite the … Read more

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Introducing the Delphi Consultation Method: A study redefining what it means to be a bipolar “expert”

on June 4, 2013   |    No Comments

So, you likely don’t need me to tell you that self-management strategies (the things that people do for themselves in order to cope with a health condition, or improve their health) are important for living well with bipolar disorder. There’s been lots of research into self-management strategies for conditions like diabetes, and … Read more

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