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Celebrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

on October 18, 2018   |    2 Comments

This year will mark the twentieth anniversary of my one and only manic episode with severe psychotic symptoms. And now, I’m sincerely asking myself if I shouldn’t celebrate this significant milestone of my young life. After all, I’m only 74 years old! Eh why not? Hasn’t living well with bipolar … Read more

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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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Sandra Dawson’s Legacy

on September 10, 2018   |    2 Comments

Today, September the 10th 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time for us to unite globally, and in the CREST.BD community, to focus on suicide prevention. Suicide rates in people with bipolar disorder are disturbingly high. It’s estimated that 6-10% of people with bipolar disorder will die by suicide … Read more

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Linking Legends: The Traits of Bipolar Disorder that Drive Artists, Inventors, and Creators

on September 4, 2018   |    No Comments

CREST.BD is currently recruiting participants for a research study on creativity and bipolar disorder in the Vancouver and Berkeley areas. Hemingway, Dickens, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Gauguin, O’Keefe, and you – what is the shared thread that drives some of the most respected and renowned artists in their crafts? Biographical reports suggest … Read more

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