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Sandra Dawson’s Legacy

on September 10, 2018   |    No Comments

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

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Linking Legends: The Traits of Bipolar Disorder that Drive Artists, Inventors, and Creators

on September 4, 2018   |    No Comments

CREST.BD is currently recruiting participants for a research study on creativity and bipolar disorder in the Vancouver and Berkeley areas. Hemingway, Dickens, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Gauguin, O’Keefe, and you – what is the shared thread that drives some of the most respected and renowned artists in their crafts? Biographical reports suggest … Read more

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Bi Squared: Balancing Bisexuality and Bipolar II

on June 15, 2018   |    1 Comment

“So are you straight like a ruler or curved like a protractor?” my best friend asked me on our first day at university to inquire if I identified as straight, gay, or something in-between. Living as an openly bisexual person in today’s socio-political climate can be difficult enough; adding one … Read more

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What ARE those?: Misinterpreting Memes

Hussein Elafifi on June 5, 2018   |    No Comments

Like most of my generation, a lot of my time is spent scrolling. Scrolling through depressing news, pictures of my friends and unrealistically attractive people (the latter two coinciding more often than would be polite to admit). This trend has been accompanied by an almost equally pervasive general misconception regarding … Read more

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