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Bipolar Bridges app survey is open!

on February 25, 2020   |    No Comments

The CREST.BD team is hard at work on our CIHR-funded Bipolar Bridges project to build an app that helps people with bipolar disorder optimise their quality of life. To help us design the app, we are asking about your experiences of digital tools in a new online survey. Fill Out … 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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#TalkBD: Your bipolar questions answered for Bell Let’s Talk day!

Laura Lapadat on January 30, 2020   |    No Comments

On Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020 – January 29th – CREST.BD network members Dr. Erin Michalak, Dr. Rob Tarzwell, Stéphanie Fontaine, Ryan Tine, Dr. Emma Morton, and Catherine Simmons took to Twitter for CREST.BD’s second #TalkBD event. Twitter users submitted a variety of questions about BD, which the team answered … Read more

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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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