Emily Rose Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6450 en Debbie Sesula on mental illness, stigma and the road to recovery http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2011/05/16/debbie-sesula-mental-illness-stigma-and-road-recovery Debbie Sesula is no stranger to adversity. While completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, she became depressed, began self-harming and attempted suicide.&nbsp;After being hospitalized...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2011/05/16/debbie-sesula-mental-illness-stigma-and-road-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life B.R.I.D.G.E.S. bipolar disorder Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support Peer Support Program VCMH W.R.A.P Mon, 16 May 2011 22:49:00 +0000 Emily Rose 7283 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Michael Crain helps dispel myths about mental illness http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2011/03/21/michael-crain-helps-dispel-myths-about-mental-illness By his own admission, Michael Crain wears many hats. He is a peer researcher with CREST.BD, a collaborative research team studying the psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder. Peer research is an...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2011/03/21/michael-crain-helps-dispel-myths-about-mental-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health People bipolar Kelowna manic depression manic episode mental illness Tue, 22 Mar 2011 03:38:00 +0000 Emily Rose 6672 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Bi-polar princess and courageous mental health advocate Victoria Maxwell http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2011/03/01/victoria-maxwell-bi-polar-princess-and-courageous-mental-health-advocate-0 A local woman shows that the mentally ill can also be high-achieving professionals.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2011/03/01/victoria-maxwell-bi-polar-princess-and-courageous-mental-health-advocate-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health People anxiety bi-polar crazy for life mental illness psychology today psychosis victoria maxwell Wed, 02 Mar 2011 01:47:00 +0000 Emily Rose 6453 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com