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 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.

The Province Newspaper

Courage to Come Back: ‘Bipolar Babe’ has come a long way from depths of her illness

Bipolar Magazine: BP Hope Blogger – Andrea Paquette

Andrea is a blogger at Bipolar Magazine, BP Hope, so please do check out her blog and feel free to comment. Blogs range from personal stories, bipolar issues, and topics around mental health.

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.

Telus Victoria Community Board Grants Bipolar Disorder Society of BC $20,000

News 1130 Radio – Vancouver

She may playfully refer to herself the “bipolar babe,” but her life has been anything but fun and games.

News1130′s series of Courage To Come Back award profiles continues with a look at Andrea Paquette, the 2015 recipient in the Mental Health category.

BP Magazine for Bipolar – This is Me hires Bipolar Babe as their new Stigma Blogger

Andrea Paquette AKA Bipolar Babe is now blogging for and is super excited to be stigma stomping.

The Comox Valley Record

Local Valley Business Supports Bipolar Babe Project

Times Colonist: Local Victoria Teen Speaks Out About her Struggles with Bipolar

Bipolar Babe Named Healthy Minds Bell Let’s Talk 2014 Social Media Team Leader for West Coast

TELUS Community Investment – Enhanced Stigma Stomp Program

Jamie Van Gessel and Andrea Paquette are featured on Telus’ Community website for their participation in the Teens2Twenties Peer Support Group.

Telus funded the ‘Enhanced Stigma Stomp Program’ in 2013.

Thank you Telus!

The Mental Illness Awareness Week

SNAP Victoria – The 3rd Annual Bipolar Babe Benefit

SNAP Victoria – The 2nd Annual Bipolar Babe Benefit

SNAP Victoria – Bipolar Babe Benefit

Contributor at BeeGreen Magazine

Back from the brink: Going back to school pays off, believe me.

Bipolar Babe Boosts Mental Health

Taking Crazy Back: Episode 2 Bi-Polar Disorder and Psychosis with Bipolar Babe