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CREST.BD: Top 4 Mental Health Movies Released in 2017

on January 25, 2018   |    1 Comment

In our second blog of 2018, we’re casting our eyes back to some of the highlights of the 2017 movie year for you. Where to watch our top movies of 2017: You can purchase these movies online, or in store if you can find them. Other options include renting them … Read more

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Victoria Maxwell to perform “That’s Just Crazy Talk” in Vancouver

Caden Poh on January 17, 2018   |    No Comments

We are excited to share that award-winning actress, mental health advocate, and CREST.BD network member Victoria Maxwell will be performing “That’s Just Crazy Talk” at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, Canada, on February 6, 2018. The event is part of “Beyond Stigma: Conversations about mental health, courage … Read more

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The Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Creativity – Introducing a new CREST.BD study

on September 20, 2017   |    2 Comments

The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research has provided funding for a dual university project that focuses on the driving mechanisms behind creativity in bipolar disorder. Although research has emerged to suggest that people with bipolar disorder and their family members are more likely to be creative than the … Read more

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Mental Illness in the Movies: Thoughts on Mad World

on June 14, 2017   |    No Comments

I am the curator of the “Frames of Mind” Mental Health Film Series, a monthly program sponsored by the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque that uses award-winning films from around the world to promote awareness and education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Our programs occur … Read more