Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.
On a sunny day in mid-April, I participated in the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario’s (MDAO) annual Regional Forum. On the shores of Lake Simcoe in Innisfil, ON, the Forum gathered about 30 program facilitators working at mental health groups from all across Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Barrie, Kingston, Guelph, … Read more
Since the fall of 2015, some of the CREST.BD and I have been involved with a series of conversations titled “Me Too” in Vancouver, Canada. These conversations are about mental health and how it affects us all — from everyday anxieties to mental health conditions and everywhere in between. “I love … Read more
It was a hive of activity on the day of my visit to the offices of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) in Johannesburg. Before my meeting with the SADAG staff, I perused information leaflets that described how the more rural North West Province of South Africa has … Read more
Quality of life in bipolar disorder can be defined in several ways. For a more complicated research perspective, take a look at the first few pages of this book chapter. What I’m going to draw out of that discussion for this particular post is the idea that all life domains … Read more