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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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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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Écrire des poèmes – une de mes soupapes de sécurité en santé mentale

on February 12, 2020   |    No Comments

Pour les personnes vivant avec un trouble bipolaire, comme toute autre personne d’ailleurs, il est crucial de trouver des moyens constructifs et positifs de passer son temps dans la journée. Pour plusieurs, cela peut consister à trouver un équilibre sain entre l’établissement et le développement de bonnes relations à la … Read more

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Bipolar Bridges Blog 2: Engaging with People in the “Anti-Psychiatry” Movement?

on February 6, 2020   |    No Comments

Applications for health research funding are not typically successful on their first submission. More commonly, at least with funding streams such the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Program, you submit an application, wait for what seems an excruciating length of time, and eventually get some detailed feedback … Read more

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