Our bipolar blog shares the latest findings and insights from CREST.BD's research and knowledge exchange.

Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.

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New survey! The use of technology in the management of depression

on June 30, 2020   |    No Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Bennett Cheung, and I am one of the resident psychiatrists (i.e. psychiatrist-in-training) currently working in Vancouver. I am working with principal investigator Dr. Raymond Lam, Director of the Mood Disorders Centre, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, CREST.BD Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. … Read more


Diversity in Patient Engagement: Meet the Tapestry teams

on June 25, 2020   |    No Comments

Patient engagement in research doesn’t currently reflect the rich diversity of BC’s population. Last fall we introduced our project to create educational modules on UBC’s Tapestry platform to help academic and diverse patient researchers forge and maintain meaningful partnerships in patient-oriented research. Meet the Tapestry teams — the people who … Read more


Whispers of a Healing Heart

on June 11, 2020   |    No Comments

In my previous blog titled “Writing Poems – One of My Mental Health Safety Valves,” I stated how I love to write poetry. I also affirmed that I usually get my inspiration from friends’ photos which are posted on Facebook. As I was preparing two separate collections of poems this … Read more

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“Shrooming” with Bipolar Disorder: A Psilocybin Survey Study

on June 9, 2020   |    1 Comment

Enthusiasm and emerging evidence for the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic compounds has led researchers from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to begin plans to study psilocybin (the primary psychoactive compound in “magic mushrooms”) for the treatment of depression in adults with bipolar disorder. The UCSF lab is teaming … Read more