Month: March 2016

I love someone with a mental illness


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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.

SPEAKERS:

Natasha Kolida
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).

 

Jared Casey
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.

 

Michael Schratter
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.