In collaboration between philanthropist Andy Szocs, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, VCH and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, a new mental health speaker series is launching next week with it’s first public event.
Join us for the first Me Too. Conversations event designed to help shatter stigma surrounding mental illness through sharing and listening to stories. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 21 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
A professional golfer will talk about his depression and attempted suicide. Andrew, a Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador, has done much to demystify the stigma surrounding mental illness, particularly in the world of sports and among Canada’s youth.
Tracy has a mental illness, is a Peer Support Worker in the mental health community, a support group facilitator and a Bachelor of Social Work student at UBC. Her and her mother, supporter and advocate - Gail, have navigated the ins and outs of treatment and are passionate about sharing their story to reduce the stigma around mental illness.
Christine is a psychologist in Inpatient Psychiatry at Vancouver General Hospital and the Clinical Director of the Vancouver Anxiety and Stress Centre. She is also the project lead for the soon to be launched Kelty Online Therapy Service at Vancouver Coastal Health – an innovative program that will allow people to access therapy services from their own home. Christine Korol has personally overcome panic attacks and general anxiety when she was a teen and young adult and continues to thrive with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafagian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC