Mental Health Camp Vancouver 2011: Diversity in Mental Health

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My good friend Isabella Mori and I have sort of a mind-meld, Vulcan-like approach to projects. We sit down, think about things and we realize that we are on the same wavelength. This morning, we had a breakfast meeting where we decided on the theme for Mental Health Camp Vancouver 2011: Diversity in Mental Health. This fits within our trend of moving forward with the Mental Health Camp movement.

Our first year, we wanted to hear people’s stories. The second year, we wanted people to break free from silence. This year, we want to hear a diversity of opinions around mental health. You don’t think there should be a Mental Health Camp at all? Come and speak about that. Are you queer and concerned about links between depression, homophobia and bullying? Come and speak about that. Do you self-identify with a particular ethnic group and are concerned about issues that may be specific to that group? Come join us in the conversation. Do you have particular views about specific types of approaches to mental health? Sit down with us and let’s have a conversation.

We will be issuing a call for speakers around mid-May, but we are already working on securing sponsorship and lining up support. Consider participating. This year, Mental Health Camp takes place on July 23rd, 2011 at Gallery Gachet (thanks Jay Peachy for all your help securing the location and with the organizing!).

Related posts:

  1. On cancelling Mental Health Camp Vancouver 2011
  2. Mental Health Camp Vancouver 2011 Call for Speakers
  3. Volunteering and sponsoring Mental Health Camp Vancouver 2011
  4. Mental Health Week 2011 (May 1-7)
  5. After a very successful Mental Health Camp Vancouver 2010 #mhcyvr10

Comments (6)

isabella mori (@moritherapy)April 1st, 2011 at 2:11 pm

wow, you’re fast!

arieannaApril 1st, 2011 at 3:56 pm

That all sounds great! I will definitely pitch!

Kim PlumleyApril 1st, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Important, valuable work. I appreciate it for me, my friends, my family and many others out there. Please know that I am on hand for any help I can provide… honest, I am here. Things have hit us personally with mental health and I am eager to find a way to get things opened up and changing!

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Brenda JohimaApril 2nd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I would love the opportunity to be there, and offer my take on anxiety and depression as it relates to Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia, and I am looking to find out, through my own journey … despite this all, is it possible to be “Happy No Matter What?” Brenda Johima
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DavidJanuary 12th, 2012 at 8:19 am

I have been suffering from depression for a while now, although I hate to admit it and try my best to hide it from everyone, so this year 2012, my NY resolution is to be more open for help and support to overcome this mental condition..

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