TONIGHT! Living with Mental Ill-Ability Speaker’s Event

Three young adults – two of which are Kaleidoscope’s own facilitators! – will share their stories about living with mental illness or mental ill-ability. As part of the Mental Health Network anti-stigma campaign, this event is an opportunity for the UBC community to learn about living with major depression disorder, bipolar type 1 and bipolar type 2. We will also have an open mic for students, staff and faculty in the audience to share their stories and ideas about mental health.

Date: Monday, January 28th, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Irving K. Baber Learning Centre – Room 182
Admission: $2
Refreshments will be provided!

ILL-A•bil•i•ty: \ˈil-ə-bi-lə-tē\ n.

The opposite of disability: adaptation of power, strength, and creativity. Anything one puts their mind to, will be done. Creating advantages from disadvantages: A physical or mental “handicap” that one adapted themselves to, to pursue living a full, normal life.
– Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

More info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxlZFhIamQwakw5UHd5VVh0RzMwN0E6MA#gid=0

RSVP directly herehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxlZFhIamQwakw5UHd5VVh0RzMwN0E6MA#gid=0

UBC Mental Health Network Article

The Kaleidoscope is very proud to be a part of the UBC Mental Health Network. The Ubyssey recently did an interview with Josh about the network, and you can read it here:

http://ubyssey.ca/news/mental-health-network-works-to-connect-health-initiatives-at-ubc-495/

 More information on the UBC Mental Health Network: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mentalhealthnetwork/
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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

 

 

UBC Mental Health Network Meeting

The Kaleidoscope is proud to have been a part of the founding of the UBC Mental Health Network. The Network hopes to bring together the various mental health-related initiatives at UBC in order to share resources, work together on projects, connect ideas, and promote mental health on campus. We are having a meeting on Thursday, May 26th 4:30PM at the Wellness Centre in the SUB. At present, anybody who is interested in being a part of this is welcome to come to our  meetings and see what we’ve got in the works!