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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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BON ANNIVERSAIRE

on October 18, 2018   |    1 Comment

Cette année marquera le vingtième anniversaire de mon unique épisode manique avec symptômes psychotiques. Maintenant, je me demande sérieusement si je ne devrais pas célébrer cette étape importante à mon jeune âge. Après tout, je n’ai que 74 ans! Et pourquoi pas? Ne croyez-vous pas que vivre près de vingt … Read more

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New Psychological Interventions for Bipolar Disorder

on September 27, 2018   |    No Comments

Innovations in adjunctive psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder Over the past decade, psychosocial interventions have been shown to be effective adjuncts to pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder (BD). However, effect sizes are not large, mechanisms are poorly understood, and more research is urgently required to improve outcomes for people with BD.  … Read more

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A new suite of Mental Health Act rights communication tools

on June 26, 2018   |    No Comments

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

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Taking back the reins – the experience of self-management in bipolar disorder

on March 29, 2018   |    No Comments

  Hi everyone! I’m Emma, a CREST.BD trainee and PhD Candidate. I’ve been collaborating with CREST.BD for almost 4 years now. Much of this time has been spent helping with understanding peoples’ experiences of the Bipolar Wellness Centre (our online portal sharing evidence-based strategies for living well with bipolar disorder) … Read more

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