Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.
Back in September, the Journal of Participatory Medicine released our paper about youth engagement on The Bipolar Youth Action Project (the BYAP). The BYAP ran from 2014-2015 in Victoria, BC, where we partnered with youth co-researchers with bipolar disorder. It was a Community-Based Participatory Research project that sought to find … Read more
Content note: The following blog post is a personal account from Danya, who lives with bipolar disorder, about his experiences as a transgender man with the mental health system. Some of the questions he recounts being asked by professionals are very invasive and pertain to sex and sexual anatomy. If … Read more
In today’s blog, we hear from our patient collaborator, Tera, fifth-year university student, who has partnered with us on our study funded by Brain Canada together with the Sunnybrook Foundation, examining the feasibility of using exercise as treatment for youth with bipolar disorder (read more here). In the Q&A below, Tera shares … Read more
As I sit in my room thinking how I should approach a journal entry centred around having a family member (aunt) with bipolar disorder, I acknowledge the complexity of this condition. As many of you know, bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that can make life very challenging for … Read more