call for speakers for mental health camp vancouver 2011

the 3rd edition of MentalHealthCamp vancouver is happening soon!  on july 23rd, precisely.  the conference is about the intersection between social media and mental health. is this a topic you’re interested in?  would you like to talk about it, or lead a workshop?  here’s your chance – our call for speakers. we are looking for… Continue reading call for speakers for mental health camp vancouver 2011

at hycroft

i am here at hycroft, the lovely, lovely 100-year-old home of the university women’s club of vancouver. my friend MJ ankenmann had invited some vancouver bloggers to join her in the unveiling of a painting in honour of the many 100-year events that will happen here in 2011. just now i interviewed donalda falconer, who… Continue reading at hycroft

join us for a mental health breakfast!

Speaking Out for Recovery Mental Health Voices 2010 CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – VANCOUVER-BURNABY BRANCH Please join us at our 2010 Mental Health Voices Breakfast Fundraiser An Exactly 1 Hour Fundraising Event With Complimentary Continental Breakfast Thursday, October 14th, 2010 7:30am – 8:30am Board Room of Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP 2900 – 550 Burrard Street,… Continue reading join us for a mental health breakfast!

writers festival

here are some of the events i’m considering going to at vancouver’s annual writers festival. 33 old friends linwood barclay ontario gail bowen saskatchewan quintin jardine united kingdom host: the honourable larry w. campbell thu, oct 21, 8:00pm revue stage $19.00 (buy tickets online) one of the draws for aficionados of crime fiction is the… Continue reading writers festival

schizophrenia, involuntary admission and family members

the following is a press release from vancouver’s north shore schizophrenia society.  since no-one seems to have picked it up yet, i’m publishing it here.  it addresses the important question of when involuntary admission for serious mental illness is applicable, and the involvement of family members. vancouver coastal, in a review of the death by… Continue reading schizophrenia, involuntary admission and family members

links: psychology, morality, social media and dogs

in my long-suffering attempts to organize my internet life better, i’m going to see what it’s like if i post the occasional link article.  so here’s a stroll through the links open on august 1, with the first paragraph of each post so that you can get an idea what it’s all about.  you may… Continue reading links: psychology, morality, social media and dogs

around the world for mental health

this morning i went to michael schratter’s sendoff on his year-long ride don’t hide bicycle tour around the world to create awareness about mental health. let’s just stop here for a moment and picture this. and then let’s put a finger on how long this is. three hundred sixty five days. eight thousand seven hundred… Continue reading around the world for mental health