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“I’m Bipolar” or “I have Bipolar”?

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Finding Self-Esteem in the Manic Self

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Embracing Bipolar Emotions

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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 my social media outputs for glimpses at that. But I did want to share my presentation that I did in…


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Gadgets and Guidance for Sound Sleep

By on April 29, 2017

Sleep is important for everyone, no matter your mental health experiences. It’s especially important for people who have bipolar. It’s somewhat common knowledge for us folk who do have it that getting an average, healthy night’s sleep is stabilizing. When some people don’t sleep enough (or at all), this can…

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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 a researcher.
Watch the video to hear my commentary a year and half later after creating this project.
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Nuanced Anger

By on April 10, 2017

Emotions are complicated for a myriad of reasons. It can be difficult identifying what we’re feeling at any given moment. We may not have the language to express our emotional states. And when we do, sometimes it seems like no one just “gets it.” Anger is an emotion I’m…


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Personal

Sometimes Lithium Makes Me Feel Boring

By on April 9, 2017

Lithium… my saviour, my stability, my solace from manic melodies. But sometimes it just makes me feel like I’m always in the shallow end of the emotional pool. Yet the question I always wonder is if I’m actually swimming with everyone else. Have I lived my life in the deep…

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