The student who writes this article was first diagnosed with a mental illness as a graduate student.
Follow this link to read their story: http://theprofessorisin.com/2013/03/13/3546/
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
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 here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxlZFhIamQwakw5UHd5VVh0RzMwN0E6MA#gid=0
Do you have personal experience receiving mental health services? Are you interested in working with people who are recovering from mental illness? Becoming a Peer Support Worker might be a great way for you to be a mentor for others and gain experience in the field.
- Training is 6-9 hours per week
- 36 hour practicum following training
- Training is free for Vancouver residents; $350 for outside residents
Full information and application form: http://peerwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pdf-vancouver-peer-support-training-application.pdf