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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   |    39 Comments

UPDATE: The survey is now open! We’ve just published a blog post that has more details and links to the survey. Click below to take it: Take the survey here! Enthusiasm and emerging evidence for the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic compounds has led researchers from University of California, San … Read more

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Making Chomavision – A documentary about Bob Choma, artist with bipolar disorder

on June 3, 2020   |    No Comments

Hi, Bruce Saunders here in Victoria, BC, Canada. I’m 69 and, though not diagnosed till 39, I now know now I’ve lived most of my life with Bipolar II. This documentary project is an attempt to describe the condition as I and a few others have experienced it. It also … Read more

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