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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

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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

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B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Education & Support Program

BRIDGES is a course offered by the BC Schizophrenia Society that helps support individuals on their journey to recovery. There are three types of courses through which students have the opportunity to learn about psychiatric diagnoses, which mental health treatments work best, and self-help. The courses are also a good opportunity for students to benefit from peer support.

The three courses offered are:

BRIDGES COURSE
10 session, 2.5 h. For people living with a mental illness

BRIDGES FOOTSTEPS
5 session, 1 h. For people in hospitals, residential treatment or jails

BRIDGES SUPPORT GROUP
Support group based on BRIDGES principles and information

For more information of each of those courses and to find out if one is nearby, please contact Debbie Sesula at 604-733-5812 or visit http://www.bcss.org/2007/05/programs/bridges-education-and-support-program/

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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