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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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Quoi faire? Quoi faire?

on January 10, 2018   |    No Comments

Quelques semaines passées, j’ai dû affronter une crise personnelle assez bouleversante. Compte tenu de sa nature confidentielle, je ne me sens pas à l’aise d’en révéler les détails qui malheureusement menaçaient ma tranquillité d’esprit. Par contre, maintenant que les choses se sont un peu calmées, je me sens suffisamment confortable … Read more

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Community-based and Delphi research methods: a synergistic combination

on October 4, 2017   |    No Comments

Hey, I’m Carl, a registered nurse and graduate student in public health, and I spent a few months with CREST.BD this summer as a trainee. One of the projects that I helped out with was a paper that explored combining Delphi consensus consultation and community-based participatory research methods in a … Read more

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