Advocacy is a combination of individual and social actions designed to gain political and community support for a particular goal. In mental health, advocacy is one way of challenging the discrimination faced by users and survivors of the mental health system. Empower yourself and become … Continue reading Empowerment
Me Too Vol.3 – MARCH 23
Join us for a mental health speakers series designed to help shatter the stigma surrounding mental illness by sharing compelling personal stories and innovative research. Me Too Conversations is designed to unite us and demonstrate that there is a greater community of people who care.
Natasha is a UBC Graduate Student in educational psychology who lives well with bipolar disorder and is the founder of Redefining Bipolar, which engages the community on mental health issues from both personal and research perspectives, and the co-founder of Self-Harm Anonymous Recovery and Education (SHARE).
Former NCAA Division One basketball player, MBA graduate from the Sauder School of Business at UBC and the Director of Strategic Policy at the First Nations Health Authority, Jared will share his stories and experience with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Teacher, part-time journalist and founder of Ride Don’t Hide, Canada’s largest annual participatory mental health awareness event. In 2010 Michael cycled the equatorial distance of 40,000km through 33 countries and six continents to raise awareness around the absurdity and inhumanity of mental illness stigma.