Bipolar Bridges Update 3: Our App Survey Was a Massive Success!

July 30, 2020 2 comments
Bipolar Bridges Update 3: Our App Survey Was a Massive Success!

From March 2020 to July 2020, we conducted two surveys to inform the creation of Bipolar Bridges, a phone app to improve quality of life for people living with bipolar disorder. One survey asked healthcare providers which apps they recommend for people living with bipolar disorder, and the other asked people with lived experience of bipolar disorder what they personally use. From the survey results, we’ll be able to find out which apps participants use or recommend for quality of life in 15 areas, including mood, exercise, diet and nutrition, self-esteem, leisure, and more.

We were overwhelmed by the response! Participants from all around the world shared their app ideas on our survey. We closed with 1003 participants that connected with us from 64 countries—all six continents. Our four gift card winners were located in the United States, Canada, and Indonesia, and each won $50 CAD. Thank you to all participants. Your expertise will help us create the best app we can!

Bipolar Bridges Interactive World Map


We’re currently in the early stages of analysing the results. Stay tuned to learn what we find—and for more blog posts about Bipolar Bridges!

Previous Posts about Bipolar Bridges


A headshot of Dr. Steven Barnes smiling at the camera. The title reads 'bipolar bridges blog #2.'
BB Blog 2: Engaging People in the “Anti-Psychiatry” Movement?
We have tried over the years to position ourselves carefully as a network that focuses on a particular condition: bipolar disorder.


Erin and Steven presenting at bipolar bridges session 1.
BB Blog 1: Our First Whiteboarding Session!
Our first group planning session — a “whiteboarding session” — for Bipolar Bridges was hosted on Friday, November 15th.


World mental health day graphics - large green letters and a green ribbon.
Bipolar Bridges Launched on World Mental Health Day
It’s the perfect day for CREST.BD to officially launch our flagship project: ‘Bipolar Bridges: A Digital Health Innovation Targeting Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder.’


Image of woman looking out from the top of a mountain, for article about quality of life and the Bipolar Wellness Centre.
CREST.BD receives CIHR funding to develop ‘Bipolar Bridges’ app
The project will build on CREST.BD’s digital health work to develop a new mobile app – Bipolar Bridges – which will take advantage of advances in online technologies…

2 Comments on “Bipolar Bridges Update 3: Our App Survey Was a Massive Success!”

    • Hi Teresa! We have been doing Zoom webinars where people can learn about managing bipolar disorder and submit questions. We’re on hiatus for the month of August but will be hosting the next one in September. You can watch the previous ones at 🙂

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