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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Seeing Life with Bipolar As a Researcher, Psychologist, and Human

on June 22, 2016   |    4 Comments

For the past year my role as a CREST.BD trainee has been this: I engage with people who participated in any Bipolar Wellness Centre component, which share information about how to improve their quality of life through self-management strategies. These different components included online webinars, videos, and Living Library peer … Read more

community engagement research

Delphi Study Results – Key Messages

on June 15, 2016   |    5 Comments

  In our first video about our Delphi Consensus Consultation study, we talked about what a Delphi study is and why we think it’s important in bipolar disorder research. Now we share the results of that study in this short video; Sara Lapsley gives us the scoop on what healthcare practitioners … Read more

interventions and self-care research

Two Tips For Engaging People with Mental Illness in Research

on June 8, 2016   |    1 Comment

Our mission at CREST.BD is essentially two-fold. First, we’re here to optimize the health and quality of life of people living with bipolar disorder through innovative research and knowledge exchange. Second, we’re here to empower communities to engage in bipolar disorders research in a different way. As we’ve grown as … Read more

community engagement lived experience research

Delphi Consensus Consultation Study Vlog

on June 1, 2016   |    1 Comment

  I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2001 and I found that a really important part of my recovery has been doing research. Team member and peer researcher Sara Lapsley explains our Delphi Consensus Consultation study in this short video. This study began in 2012 and looked at self-management strategies … Read more

interventions and self-care lived experience research