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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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Bridging the Digital Divide of Scoping Reviews in Health

on March 27, 2020   |    No Comments

In this week’s guest blog post, Dr. Skye Barbic follows up on her colleague, Dr. Shelly Ben-David’s, previous post: Bridging the Digital Divide Among Youth in BC. Funded through the BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement Methods Cluster, this project is investigating the barriers youth face in accessing health information online. … Read more

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Survey: what apps do people with bipolar disorder use to stay well?

on March 11, 2020   |    No Comments

The CREST.BD team is hard at work on our CIHR-funded Bipolar Bridges project to build an app that helps people with bipolar disorder optimise their quality of life. If you’re a healthcare provider or a person living with bipolar disorder, you can help by filling out our survey! Fill Out … Read more

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Does bipolar disorder damage your brain?

on February 26, 2020   |    No Comments

At the mood disorders clinic not long ago, I was seeing a young woman with bipolar disorder. She was doing generally well and was back at work, but felt that she wasn’t able to retain information as well as she used to. I’d had a number of similar discussions with … Read more

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Writing Poems – One of My Mental Health Safety Valves

on February 12, 2020   |    1 Comment

For persons living with a bipolar disorder, like anyone else for that matter, it is crucial to find constructive and positive ways of spending one’s time during the day. For many, it may consist of striking a healthy balance between establishing and nurturing social relationships at home, at work and … Read more

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