Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) – Faces of Mental Illness Sponsored by Bell Let’s Talk
Andrea Paquette: After suffering greatly from her bipolar disorder, Andrea got help and decided to inspire others to share their personal stories by creating a website called http://bipolarbabes.com. With the launch of the website, she created supportive and impacting programs and founded the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia, which is now named the Stigma-Free Society. Andrea encourages others to change their attitudes towards mental illnesses by explaining that while people can have a mental illness, they are not defined by their condition.
Bipolar Disorder: My Curse, My Gift (Ageless Magazine) – By Andrea Paquette
My life changed forever at the age of 26, when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A whirlwind of mania with overpowering energy shook me to the core, depression crippled my ability to function, and psychosis convinced me I was not of this world…
Youth with Bipolar Sought for Research – Bipolar Youth Action Project
The Bipolar Disorder Society of BC and CREST.BD are looking for youth with bipolar disorder for the Bipolar Youth Action Project Research Forums.
The partnership is looking for youth between the ages of 16 and 25 and living with bipolar disorder to share knowledge and expertise at two upcoming research forums on July 12, 2015 and in the Fall of 2015.