'That's Just Crazy Talk': Using theatre to address mental illness stigma
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That’s Just Crazy Talk Is a thoughtful and funny on-woman play that looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It is the product of a research ...
That’s Just Crazy Talk Is a thoughtful and funny on-woman play that looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It is the product of a research study in bipolar disorder exploring the impacts of a ‘lived experience’ theatrical performance on attitudes and understandings of mental health issues.
The research is part of a two-year, knowledge exchange project funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research in 2009 to the principal investigators, Drs. Erin Michalak and Sagar V. Parikh with the Collaborative RESearch Team to study Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD), the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT).
In this presentation, Dr. Erin Michalak provides an overview of this translational research project, including highlights from preliminary findings. Originally presented in January 2012 in Victoria, BC.
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