Interested in Mental Health? Want to participate in a nationa e-Dialogue? Join us tomorrow (April 23, 2014) online for a discussion about mental health in Canada.
Mental Health – Solutions Agenda E-Dialogues:
Join us and tune in to our fifth e-Dialogue of the Solutions Agenda, April 23rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm PDT or 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT. Mental illness is pervasive in Canada and affects everyone, either personally or through family, friends and colleagues. However, many people still attempt to suppress what they are feeling, avoiding treatment or confiding in friends and families to avoid the stigma of mental illness, so care is difficult. Psychologist and theologian, Marcia Webb, suggests that “[a]s a society, we shy from reminders of our frailty. If persons with mental illnesses are conceptualized as separate – as invisible within, or as intruding upon – mainstream society, then mainstream society may deceive itself and imagine that mental illness does not reflect universal truths about the human condition.” This conversation brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners to discuss the issues affecting mental health and solutions for improving mental well-being in communities.
This session will be moderated by Professor Ann Dale, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development, and the research panel includes:
Jodi Mucha, Executive Director, BC Healthy Communities;
Paul Allison, Gardener, Research and Lecturer, Royal Roads University;
Dennis Foon, Screenwriter, Playwright and Novelist;
Peggy Taillon, President & CEO, Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD);
Svjetlana Kovacevic, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation;
Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Healthy Communities;
Rebecca Foon, Planner with Sustainability Solutions Group;
Yuill Herbert, Co-Director, Sustainability Solutions Group, and
Rob Newell, Research Associate, CRC in Sustainable Community Development program.