First, I want to start off with this: This morning I was wondering, “I’ve had my contact form installed for a year and no one has used it?” Well, people have used it, actually. So, THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who have sent me heartwarming and personal messages. What happened is the app I was using hadn’t sent me any notifications that I’d received any mail, so my apologies go out to those of you who have tried to be in contact with me without much success. In that vein, I’ve also created an “ask anonymously” link in the navigation bar; you can now ask me questions without the barrier of social anxiety. I’m currently setting up a better system for receiving submissions, but I promise from now on I know where to find those messages.
World Bipolar Day is on March 30th every year (the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who is thought to have had bipolar disorder). If you’re local to the Vancouver area, you can find me that night at the HOpe Centre in North Vancouver with the CREST.BD team. We’ll be doing an informal q&a and everyone is welcome! RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and see the poster below for more details:
“Me and My Doc Talks”
On April 27th, I’ll be speaking with my psychiatrist in an ongoing speaker series sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Assertive Community Treatment. Again, all are welcome (it’s not for healthcare providers only). It’ll be a very informal discussion between my psychiatrist and me, with a brief educational component I’ll deliver at the end. See the below poster for RSVP information:
International Society for Bipolar Disorders Conference 2017
This will be my first year attending the conference (May 4th-7th in Washington, DC), and I’m presenting! Come check out my presentation on blogs on the 6th during the afternoon rapid communication session if you’re also in attendance.
Health xChange Presentation
The Michael Smith Foundation is hosting a Pecha Kucha style series on May 9th in Vancouver. This is a fairly new event that I’ve been accepted to present at, but I’ll also be talking about my blog and the CREST.BD blog that I oversee. Stay tuned for more updates on that.
I wrote last year that I had hopes for new content on my site. Well, that didn’t happen. But it’s to be expected, I suppose. I’m finishing my master’s degree this summer, and starting full-time work and a PhD application! So there’s a lot of excitement meshed with a lot of stress. Things will calm down (and maybe pick up for my content) when I adjust to my new lifestyle.