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Movie Review: The Dark Horse

on October 12, 2016   |    No Comments

The Dark Horse (2014), the New Zealand feature film (not to be confused with the popular 2015 racehorse documentary Dark Horse) is a story about a Maori man who became famous for his ability at speed-chess. This in spite of, or maybe partly because of, his bipolar condition. But greater … Read more


Entrevue: Raymond Tremblay, auteur de «Riding the Tides of Life»

on October 5, 2016   |    No Comments

À la suite d’une discussion sur le thème de la stigmatisation en santé mentale lors du programme «Me Too Conversations» qui eut lieu à Vancouver vendredi dernier, une façon d’éliminer la stigmatisation est d’en parler ouvertement et franchement. Un tel exemple paraît dans le blogue d’aujourd’hui alors qu’un membre de … Read more

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Interview: Raymond Tremblay’s “Riding the Tides of Life”

on September 28, 2016   |    No Comments

Riding off the theme of the “Me Too Conversations” on stigma in mental health that took place in Vancouver last Friday, one of the ways to break stigma is by opening up a dialogue on it. And in the case highlighted by this blog today, MSW holding author (and CREST … Read more

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Movie Review: Touched With Fire

on September 21, 2016   |    No Comments

Touched With Fire is feature film I’d recommend that has recently been released on DVD. I’ll refer to an excellent article in BP Canada’s January 2016 edition that fully covers the development of this fictional story based on the director’s experience living with bipolar, learning about its dangers, the downsides, … Read more

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