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Table 5 Qualitative findings across participants

From: Using theatre to address mental illness stigma: a knowledge translation study in bipolar disorder

Qualitative finding Participant quotes
Emotional impact of That’s Just Crazy Talk It was downright entertaining and moving. 03-HP007
 Authentic Knowing that she’s an actress, but knowing that she actually lived it (…) had an impact. 03-HP009
 Reliable It just was kind of like reading your own journal but through someone else’s eyes. 02-HP006 (HP&CM)
 Courageous The key factors for me would be that she was really fearless about telling her story. 02-CM006
That’s Just Crazy Talk as a unique learning opportunity I thought it was very helpful just to hear the experience from a person’s perspective who actually was struggling with the disorder. 02-HP010
 The complexity and heterogeneity of BD experiences More specifically that, I’m seeing that there’s more levels of disorder than what I’ve experienced. 01-CM029
 The possibility and opportunity for recovery (e.g. hope) That’s powerful, because it gives you an image that people can get better, you know. This is where she was at, and this is how she is now. 02-HP027
A demystification of the experiences of BD I think it just reminded me that they’re just like you and me. They’re just a person who has a story. 02-HP006
  1. CM = person with BD; HP = healthcare provider.