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What ARE those?: Misinterpreting Memes

Hussein Elafifi on June 5, 2018   |    No Comments

Like most of my generation, a lot of my time is spent scrolling. Scrolling through depressing news, pictures of my friends and unrealistically attractive people (the latter two coinciding more often than would be polite to admit). This trend has been accompanied by an almost equally pervasive general misconception regarding … 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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Sara Lapsley speaks on the successes of the ORBIT Research Program

Caden Poh on March 28, 2018   |    No Comments

Counsellor and CREST.BD member Sara Lapsley from Canada is one of the forum moderators (or “Superusers”) on the ORBIT Research Program. As an ORBIT Superuser, Sara has been facilitating online interactions with participants living with bipolar disorder from around the world. Now six months into the program, Sara shares her favorite … Read more

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What to do? What to do?

on January 10, 2018   |    3 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a personal crisis. Given its confidential nature, I do not feel comfortable in publicly sharing the specific details of the problem that unfortunately threatened my peace of mind. However, now that the dust has somewhat settled, I feel sufficiently at ease with … Read more

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