BLOG - personal stories

Our bipolar blog shares the latest findings and insights from CREST.BD's research and knowledge exchange.

Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.

Find blog posts by category:


Stay up to date with research and knowledge exchange on bipolar disorder.

Join the Conversation

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

personal stories

Affronter les Imprévus avec l’Appui des Autres

on March 8, 2017   |    2 Comments

À différentes étapes de la vie, il est tout à fait normal que toute personne puisse s’attendre à envisager des imprévus particulièrement stressants. Par contre, n’est-ce pas comment nous les affrontons qui déterminera notre qualité de vie? Et si une personne vit avec un problème de santé mentale tel qu’un … Read more

interventions and self-care personal stories

Disclosure: Work and Life in a PhD Program

on February 8, 2017   |    No Comments

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the very end of my Master’s degree, the day before my final project was due; I was coming off a near-perfect GPA and a series of burnt bridges with my supervisor and faculty, both fueled by the magic of hypomania. The decision of … Read more

personal stories

Turning Self-Stigma Into Self-Love: A Bipolar Perspective

on June 29, 2016   |    1 Comment

I have experienced a great deal of self-stigma resulting from having bipolar disorder, and I still do from time to time. For those who might be unclear as to what self-stigma is, here’s one way of thinking about it (from our webinar Stigma123): Self-stigma happens when a person with lived … Read more

personal stories