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ISBD 2017: My Presentation Slides and Text

By on May 8, 2017

So at some point this week I’ll get around to describing my full journey in Washington, DC, at the International Society for Bipolar Disorders conference. You can look to…

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Evidence-Based Art – Video

By on April 12, 2017

In 2015, I created a series of illustrations to demonstrate how knowledge translation can work in bipolar disorder.
This uses the dual-role model; I am both a research participant and…

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How Knowing about Knowing Can Empower People with Bipolar

By on April 8, 2017

Research doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to the study of bipolar disorder — at least in terms of destigmatizing a heavily stigmatized condition. For the…

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Contextualizing Mental Illness and Recovery

By on January 17, 2017

Defining recovery has been a hot topic in my life lately. So what is recovery? There will be few answers in this post, but certainly lots of food for…

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Intelligence and Bipolar: What are we talking about?

By on December 3, 2016

It’s time to address the idea that people with bipolar can be and are intelligent. Actually, I take that back — it’s time to address the idea that we’re…

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Differing Identities in Bipolar Disorder

By on November 2, 2016

Identity has been and still is one of my favourite areas to research, especially when it comes to bipolar disorder. Lately I’ve been entertaining the idea of people needing…

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Suicide and Psychosis: The Missing Reality

By on September 10, 2016

There are two large, notable problems in understanding suicide and psychosis: 1) We’re scared to talk about suicide, despite this being the exact opposite of what helps save lives,…