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.

Mental Health Symposium at UBC (Feb 26)

Do you want to be part of a solution? Are you interested in changing the culture at UBC to be more aware and supportive of those with mental health concerns? Do you feel like the university community needs to be more engaged in providing for its students, faculty and staff good mental health practices like stress reduction and social support? Do  you wonder how these things can be accomplished? Then you are invited! This free event includes lunch and an opportunity to engage in dialogue with others around issues of mental health promotion, policy and stigma. You must register in advance so that Sarah, the organizer, knows how many people to plan for! Hope to see you there for an inspiring day of planning and action. Read on for the details:

A dialogue about mental wellbeing

Amid news reports of university student depression, and a growing awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing for academic success at university, many students at UBC want to engage in a dialogue about mental health. New student initiatives have emerged such as the new Mental Health Awareness Club and The Kaleidoscope, among others.

In October, 2010, the second annual Healthy Minds – Healthy Campuses conference was held in BC. Many UBC groups and services sent representatives to this engaging two-day event where participants had an opportunity to explore issues related to university student mental health. As a follow-up to this event, Healthy Minds at UBC, in consultation with many of the groups who attended Healthy Minds – Healthy Campuses, is planning a one-day event at UBC to encourage dialogue about mental health, healthy minds, and decreasing stigma of mental illness.

DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011

TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

PLACE: CENTRE FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN BROCK HALL

REGISTER ONLINE BY FEB. 23 FOR THIS FREE EVENT

AGENDA

Includes lunch and an opportunity to hear a keynote speaker, as well as participate in a dialogue-centred activity with other UBC students, staff and faculty.

Go to the symposium website