MIND Speaks Up to be Launched – Feb 1st 2016

Submitted by the UBC Med MIND

12079247_1024783777598042_9196387046777104367_nMental Illness Network for Destigmatization (MIND) is seeking students, faculty and staff interested in sharing a personal story about their experiences with struggling.

As previewed in the website trailer released last fall, MIND will officially be launching MIND Speaks Up, a website dedicated to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues that causes so many to struggle in silence. Our website will feature videos of members of the UBC community — students, faculty, and staff — sharing their personal experiences with mental health and illness. These stories will show others that there is hope, they are not alone, and things will get better.

If you would like to participate in this initiative, please see the attached instructions to learn about how you can share your story. We are also happy to meet with you in person or to talk with you over the phone to discuss any questions or concerns you might have.

MIND Speaks Up is based on a successful similar Harvard University initiative. If you would like to learn how your story will be shared or preview examples of others’ stories, please visit Harvard Speaks Up, where you will find students, faculty, and staff speaking openly about their mental health-related experiences. Additionally, revisit ourwebsite trailer, to hear from other members of the UBC community who will be featured on the site.

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, February 1st, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ the MSAC, MIND Speaks Up Launch Event featuring Professor Steven Barnes with a reception to follow.

Instructions on how you can share your story.

Connect on social media:

Website: http://mindspeaksup.com/ (to be live on Feb 1st 2016)

Facebook: Mental Illness Network for Destigmatization – MIND

Twitter: @ubcmedmind

YouTube Channel: UBC Med MIND

Email: ubcmedmind@gmail.com

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