A research project funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada is being led by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services. We are conducting surveys to collect a wide range of attitudes, feelings, or experiences that people living with a mental illness have about the police. If you are at least 19 years of age, can speak and understand English, and are living with a severe mental illness (such as schizophrenia spectrum disorder or other psychotic disorder, or bipolar disorder) we invite you to participate in this study. If you have or have not had direct contact with the police you are invited to complete a 30 minute survey. You will receive your choice of a $5 Starbucks or Tim Hortons gift card for participating. Click here for the project poster.
If you would like to participate in this project, we are pleased to be able to you complete the Survey online, or by pen and paper, or over the phone. To get more information, or to request a survey, simply email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message on our secure project line at 604-524-7768.
Sign the Online Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/%201/Advocacy-for-Borderline-Personality-Disorder
Fantastic news from Need2:
CMHA is thrilled to hear this great news!
If you or a loved one is struggling with the unresolved depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder there are now two new places to turn to when searching for information and important tools and resources online – the “Take on Depression” Facebook page and @FaceDepression Twitter feed.
For helpful information, tools and support, please “like” the
The “Take on Depression” campaign is sponsored by AstraZeneca.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has posted a brilliant interactive annual report. Please follow the link here to see the report. You will need Adobe Flash 10 to take part.
If you do not meet the system requirements, there is a PDF version available as well.
Please take some time to peruse the MHCC website too for they offer great resources and initiatives to better our community.
Below is a link to a fantastic website that tackles the stigma and misconceptions around Mental Illness and those it affects.
From the website:
1 in 6 adults and almost 1 in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. Yet, for many, the stigma associated with the illness, can be as great a challenge as the disease itself. This is where the misconceptions stop. This is where bias comes to an end. This is where we change lives. Because this is where we Bring Change 2 Mind.
Also from BringChange2Mind.org, a video featuring actress Glenn Close and her sister:
BringChange2Mind Video-Glenn Close
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