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
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
i was going to write this nice first recap about mental health camp but then – well, life happened. so instead here are the links to some people who have written a little about it. enjoy! http://katanaville.com/mental-health-camp-at-ubc-honesty-on-the-internet/ http://www.covenanthousebc.org/blog/2010/07/16/mental-health-camp-recap http://theemperorhasnotoque.blogspot.com/2010/07/mental-health-camp-2010-my-view-after.html http://cuntinglinguist.com/2010/07/mental-health-in-which-steff-calls-a-spade-a-spade.html http://www.kidsideration.ca/?p=86 http://www.ridedonthide.com/2010/07/mental-health-camp-2010/
my talk at mental health camp yesterday: it’s not about mental illness. it’s about mental health. in 1996, 510 murders occurred in canada. taking a prevalence rate of about 3% of violent crimes committed by people with mental illness, at most, 16 of these people were killed by someone with a mental illness. i’m mentioning… Continue reading my mental health camp talk: insanity in the workplace
these are my opening remarks for mental health camp today. if you’re on twitter, you can follow the conference via the hashtag #mhcyvr10. this is a conference that was conceived and organized in love, excitement and harmony. while we talk about stigma and silence, what is much more interesting to us is to move forward… Continue reading mental health camp today!
today you may want to amble over to brainblogger, where i’ve posted an article apropos mental health camp. the post, social media and mental health, discusses some of the difficulties associated with the intersection between mental health and social media such as internet addiction, insomnia, etc.
yay! we now have the speakers list and topics for mental health camp, the conference about the intersection between social media and mental health. more information on the topics will trickle in by the end of june. if you want to sign up to come to this conference, go to our eventbrite page. there will… Continue reading speaker line-up for mental health camp
on may 18, i asked here on this blog, on twitter and on facebook what you think i should talk about at the upcoming mental health camp. this ended up being the winner: who gets to speak up about mental health? in the process of coming up with a useful definition for mental health, we… Continue reading who gets to talk about mental health?
raul and i are gearing up for vancouver’s second mental health camp, the conference about the intersection between mental health and social media. i’m hoping to give a presentation there. last time the topic of my session was blogging yourself home – using blogging to find a voice, a place, a community. would you help… Continue reading help me! what should i talk about?
you don’t have to spend a lot of time leafing through therese borchard’s beyond blue: surviving depression and anxiety and making the most of bad genes to find some mention of suicide. here, for example i understand why people who haven’t experienced severe depression believe that a mother who commits suicide is extremely selfish and totally… Continue reading stigmatization through silence