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Making Chomavision – A documentary about Bob Choma, artist with bipolar disorder

on June 3, 2020   |    No Comments

Hi, Bruce Saunders here in Victoria, BC, Canada. I’m 69 and, though not diagnosed till 39, I now know now I’ve lived most of my life with Bipolar II. This documentary project is an attempt to describe the condition as I and a few others have experienced it. It also … Read more

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Writing Poems – One of My Mental Health Safety Valves

on February 12, 2020   |    1 Comment

For persons living with a bipolar disorder, like anyone else for that matter, it is crucial to find constructive and positive ways of spending one’s time during the day. For many, it may consist of striking a healthy balance between establishing and nurturing social relationships at home, at work and … Read more

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Écrire des poèmes – une de mes soupapes de sécurité en santé mentale

on February 12, 2020   |    No Comments

Pour les personnes vivant avec un trouble bipolaire, comme toute autre personne d’ailleurs, il est crucial de trouver des moyens constructifs et positifs de passer son temps dans la journée. Pour plusieurs, cela peut consister à trouver un équilibre sain entre l’établissement et le développement de bonnes relations à la … Read more

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#TalkBD: Your bipolar questions answered for Bell Let’s Talk day!

Laura Lapadat on January 30, 2020   |    No Comments

On Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020 – January 29th – CREST.BD network members Dr. Erin Michalak, Dr. Rob Tarzwell, Stéphanie Fontaine, Ryan Tine, Dr. Emma Morton, and Catherine Simmons took to Twitter for CREST.BD’s second #TalkBD event. Twitter users submitted a variety of questions about BD, which the team answered … Read more

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