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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

lived experience 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

lived experience personal stories

Bipolar Disorder: My Creativity’s Muse

on May 25, 2016   |    1 Comment

I’m not a musician, a singer, an artist in the traditional sense of the word. However, somehow I’ve become known to be a “creative person” over the past two decades. I became passionate about creative writing in 1993. I had already published a reasonable number of articles in professional social … Read more

lived experience personal stories