The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. This year’s theme is having #bipolar gives me strength to follow my passions
World Bipolar Day
The vision of World Bipolar Day (WBD) is to bring world awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of WBD is to bring the world population information about bipolar conditions that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the condition.
I am extraordinarily creative, like Vincent Van Gogh. #MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 painting #WorldBipolarDay
WBD is celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having a bipolar condition. The awareness day is an initiative of International Bipolar Foundation in collaboration with the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
Collaborative research team studies bipolar disorder
The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD)
is dedicated to collaborative research and knowledge exchange about
psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder [image: istockphoto]
The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, healthcare providers, people living with bipolar disorder, their family members and supporters.
Working with CREST.BD is tremendously rewarding. Experiencing mental illness eroded my self-confidence and derailed my career. Each initiative I do with CREST.BD helps me move forward both personally and professionally. I am incredibly grateful and proud to be part of this team that is on the leading edge of improving the lives of those living with BD. — Victoria Maxwell, CREST.BD member
The group is dedicated to collaborative research and knowledge exchange about psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder. CREST.BD’s mission is to optimise the health and quality of life of people living with bipolar disorder.
Self-managing bipolar disorder is like ‘a ship that’s always righting itself’. Learn about managing bipolar disorder – on your own terms. — CREST.BD Bipolar Wellness Centre
CREST.BD researchers have produced the Bipolar Wellness Centre in order to support self-management in people with bipolar disorder, and empower them to manage and improve their health and quality of life. Access to the information and resources on the Bipolar Wellness Centre is unrestricted.
We speak with members of the CREST.BD team in a teleconference interview: professor Erin Michalak of University of British Columbia; UBC undergraduate student Amir; Victoria Maxwell, public speaker, actor and educator; professor Stephen Hinshaw of University of Berkely; Natasha Kolida, UBC graduate student; and peer researcher (and information specialist) Carolyn Ziegler.
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