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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Mental Illness: The Last Frontier of Human Rights?

on September 14, 2016   |    2 Comments

In a recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” CREST.BD member and world-renowned stigma expert Dr. Stephen Hinshaw asked this question: Does mental illness represent the last great frontier we face for human rights? Behind this question is an implicit understanding that many — if not most — people who experience mental … Read more

research stigma

Understanding Mental Health in Bicultural Canadians

on September 7, 2016   |    2 Comments

As a Taiwanese-born Canadian growing up in the multicultural community of Vancouver, I interacted with and learned from people who spoke different languages and practiced a variety of customs. Diversity was the impetus that led me to explore a broad spectrum of people and personalities throughout my life and ultimately … Read more

interventions and self-care lived experience

Bipolar Tech: Does it support self-management?

on August 24, 2016   |    No Comments

Through a number of studies – including the recent Delphi Consensus Consultation study – the CREST.BD team has identified several key self-management strategies helpful for people who have BD. These self-management strategies include ways to maintain balanced mood and prevent the progression of BD symptoms. From this study we have … Read more

interventions and self-care lived experience research

Behind the Scenes: Bipolar Wellness Centre Research

on August 10, 2016   |    1 Comment

When I first heard about peer research a few years ago, I knew I wanted to be involved. Peer research involves people with lived experience working in partnership with a research team. What drew me to CREST.BD’s approach is that people with bipolar disorder inform the research priorities and outputs … Read more

community engagement research