rising up to end stigma

as you know, i am a proud member of the canadian mental health association. i am even prouder to announce that a participant advisory committee, that is, individuals who are using the services of the CMHA vancouver/burnaby branch, is hosting an event for people living with mental illness and those affected by it to talk about ways to fight the stigma and discrimination around mental illness. if you’re like me and get excited about grassroots initiatives, please come and visit! here is the full information

rising up to end stigma

please join us at our 2009 participants forum
tuesday november 3, 2009

this is an opportunity for individuals living with mental illness, family members and professionals
to engage in dialogue and share ideas about how we can each be involved in fighting the stigma and
discrimination associated with mental illness.

what:

a 2-hour forum with speakers and plenty of opportunity for participant feedback and idea sharing.

with complimentary snacks and beverages

when:
tuesday, november 3, 2009 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

where:
muti-media room
roundhouse community centre, vancouver bc
right off the new canada sky train line

featuring:
wayne cho who from may 2008 to june 2009 ran across canada to raise awareness of anxiety and depression.

andrew kellett fraser health peer mental health advocate

hosted by the CMHA VB participant’s advisory committee

please RSVP by november 2, 2009

pac.vb@cmha.bc.ca
or
604-682-3269 ext. 8479

2 thoughts on “rising up to end stigma

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  2. Sam

    A very good book that helps to understand the stigma of mental health is Cracked Teacups by B.E. Moore. I can only say that it is excellent.

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