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In alliance with Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019 on January 30, Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak and members of the CREST.BD team took questions on all things BD on the CREST.BD Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #TalkBD. The six-hour online conversation touched on a series of different topics, … Read more
Innovations in adjunctive psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder Over the past decade, psychosocial interventions have been shown to be effective adjuncts to pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder (BD). However, effect sizes are not large, mechanisms are poorly understood, and more research is urgently required to improve outcomes for people with BD. … Read more
Today, September the 10th 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time for us to unite globally, and in the CREST.BD community, to focus on suicide prevention. Suicide rates in people with bipolar disorder are disturbingly high. It’s estimated that 6-10% of people with bipolar disorder will die by suicide … Read more
Drs. O’Donnell and Michalak taking some downtime at the beach on the Sunshine Coast, BC Who I am: My name is Lisa, and I study the nature of impaired quality of life, such as lack of employment, found among people who live with bipolar disorder (BD) and other severe mental … Read more