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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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“It’s not just a bunch of scores” – Using the Quality of Life Tool to self-monitor wellness in bipolar disorder

on January 1, 2020   |    No Comments

The ‘quantified self’ movement believes that the more data we have about our own lives, the more empowered we are to figure out what is happening with our health and make positive changes. Many people with bipolar disorder have heard the suggestion to keep track of their mood and sleep, … Read more

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Meet our new social media team!

Laura Lapadat on December 10, 2019   |    No Comments

Knowledge translation is an essential part of CREST.BD’s work. It’s the process of taking academic evidence, which can be inaccessible to most people outside of universities, and sharing it with the broader community in alternate forms. Blog posts, social media stories, and online tools like the Quality of Life Tool … Read more

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G’day! (An Australian hello from Emma)

on November 28, 2019   |    No Comments

Hello CREST.BD network and community! I’m Emma, and I have just joined the CREST.BD team in Vancouver as a postdoctoral fellow with the support of the Institute of Mental Health Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health. Some readers may be familiar with my work on qualitative evaluation of … Read more

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Coping with Losses and Gains When Living with BD – A Mental Health Teeter-Totter

on November 12, 2019   |    1 Comment

Throughout a lifetime, everyone will experience losses or make some gains. A loss of a loved one or a loss of a job; a birth of a child or the discovery of new friendships. However, for persons living with a bipolar disorder, facing a loss or a gain may prove … Read more

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