Mental Health Network Event

The Mental Health Network will be hosting an event for those interesting in volunteering towards the promotion of mental health at UBC. The event runs from 4-6pm on Jan 17th. Unforetunatly this conflicts with our Kaleidoscope meeting next week at 4-5pm but both will still be going on.

For more information and to register visit the new MHN website.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/wzqqxH

 

 

January Meetings Times

The Kaleidoscope will reconvene on Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm in the small meeting room of the CSI in Brock Hall. (on the main floor, if you have trouble finding us just ask at the CSI help desk – they are super nice).

Out first meeting  is set for Jan. 10th 2012.

If you’re interested in attending the group but this time doesn’t work for you please send us an email. We have been thinking of setting up an additional meeting time and may be able to work out something 🙂

info@the-kaleidoscope.com

Thrive Event Oct. 19th

Portrayals of Madness

Update: Drop by our booth (north side of the SUB) Monday and Tuesday to enter a DVD prize draw. On Wednesday those who come to the event can enter twice!.
DVDs include: Little Miss Sunshine, Donnie Darko & a blue ray version of Black Swan.

 

As part of UBC’s Thrive week The Kaleidoscope and the Mental Health Awareness Club will be hosting

Portrayals of Madness in Film

Wednesday Oct. 19th,12:00-12:45 and 1:00-1:45 

@ the Norm Theatre in the SUB (next to Bernoulli’s Bagels)

There will be time for questions and discussion as we screen depictions of mental illness in clips from Donnie Darko, A Beautiful Mind, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Little Miss Sunshine to more obscure and foreign films.

Come at 12pm, come at 1pm or stay for both! Refreshment provided!

For more information contact info@the-kaleidoscope.com

 

UBC Thrive

Dude, I’m Stressin’ Me Out

The following is an entry to UBC’s Thrive Blog Challenge (UBC’s mental health awareness week Oct. 17-21):

Over the years I’ve realized I can’t get rid of stress. Here are some things I do to limit how bad it gets.

  1. Remind myself that stress is normal.
  2. Let myself be comfortable with some level of stress and not get caught up in the cycle of stressing about stressing out.
  3. Take some deep breaths; 4 sec in, 4 sec hold, 4 sec out, 4 sec wait, repeat etc. Breathe deeply into your belly, not just your chest. This will help lower your heart rate to calm you down.
  4. Picture the worst thing that could happen, because usually it’s not that bad.
  5. Get a good night’s rest, eat healthily and exercise. You’d be surprised how much these simple things can affect stress, anxiety and mood.
More Thrive blogs can be read on the Healthy Minds at UBC site.