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

Vancouver Coastal Health now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Peer Support Worker training

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