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!
today was the annual general meeting of the canadian mental health association. our speaker was dr. paul kershaw. from his intro: kershaw is an academic, public speaker and media contributor. he is one of canada’s leading thinkers about care-giving and family policy, receiving two national prizes from the canadian political science association for his research.… Continue reading why being canadian makes us sick
are you in vancouver and looking for something to do on saturday? how about going to salmon insanity, run by gallery gachet apropos their mad pride events. gallery gachet is a collective of vancouver artists who have been affected by mental illness. i like how they make the connection between mental health and ecological health.… Continue reading mad pride: salmon insanity at gallery gachet
last week, the british columbia government (the one that pumps millions and millions of dollars into the 2-week olympics next year) made cuts “changes” to the budgets of about 90 (ninety!) health agencies in the vancouver coastal health region alone. the changes cuts will mean no harm to services, says minister kevin falcon. it’s hard… Continue reading how many suicides are ok, mr. minister?
here are my opening notes to MentalHealthCamp yesterday; they followed raul’s great introduction to the workings of social media. we decided that he would be the social media guy and i’d be the mental health gal. (how well raul and i worked together deserves a whole post by itself). i managed to present most of… Continue reading MentalHealthCamp – the power of social media
at the end of july, it’ll be 26 years that i arrived here in canada. it was just supposed to be a visit, but literally within hours, i was smitten. the beautiful town of oakville was what did me in, or rather its hills, little rivers, abandoned orchards and most of all its ravines –… Continue reading canada day: 26 reasons why i’ll never leave