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Lessons Learned from Our Feasibility Study of Exercise as Medicine for Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Reflections from Teens and Parents

on September 17, 2020   |    No Comments

The Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder is back with part 2 of our blog series on our exercise study for improving aerobic fitness in teens with bipolar disorder (see part 1 here). In this blog, we will share first-hand knowledge that we have gained from 11 teen participants, who completed … Read more

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New Paper! Partnering with Youth Co-Researchers (on The Bipolar Youth Action Project)

Laura Lapadat on September 16, 2020   |    No Comments

Our newest paper has just been published by the Journal of Participatory Medicine! The paper, The Bipolar Youth Action Project: Community-Based Participatory Research shares the process of working with youth peer researchers on the Bipolar Youth Action Project, and lessons learned about engaging youth in mental health research. The Bipolar … Read more

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Bipolar Bridges Update 4: “There’s an app for that!”

on September 1, 2020   |    No Comments

What does mHealth app engagement mean for real-world mental health outcomes? Managing mental health and wellness takes time and effort. Tracking symptoms, connecting with support systems, and participating in therapies are all part of achieving good quality of life. Currently, there are literally thousands of mobile health (mHealth) apps available … Read more

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Working the Frontline Side by Side with Bipolar

on May 14, 2020   |    No Comments

COVID-19 has brought difficulties for us all. I find myself in the fortunate position of having full-time work and stability in my life. I work on the frontline helping individuals living with mental health and substance use conditions, which is a line of work I found through my own challenges … Read more

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