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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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The Power of Blogs as Vessels for Knowledge Translation

on June 28, 2017   |    No Comments

It was early 2016 when Erin Michalak approached me with the idea of creating a CREST.BD blog. As an avid blogger, I was more than happy to take leadership of what eventually became the Bipolar Blog – this knowledge translation platform you’re reading right now. After more than a year … Read more

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Healing through Forgiveness: Bipolar in the Family

on April 19, 2017   |    No Comments

The author chooses to remain anonymous out of respect for the author’s family. For resources on dealing with bipolar disorder and relationships, click here.   Perhaps I was fortunate to grow up in a time when mental health issues were kept a bit hush-hush. For me, it meant that my … Read more

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Facing the Unexpected with the Support of Others

on March 15, 2017   |    No Comments

No one can deny that unanticipated stressful events will occur at different times of our lives. However, isn’t it how one deals with them that can make a big difference in one’s daily functioning? And if a person is living with a mental health problem, say a bipolar disorder like … Read more

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