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Continue the Conversation: Shane Koyczan

The goal of this set of series of posts was to showcase videos of people talking on public platforms about mental illness, and their personal accounts of an illness or informational video meant to raise awareness and erase the stigma. The video featured in this post is a tad different than what we have posted… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: Shane Koyczan

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Continue the Conversation: Queen’s University

Just a couple of months ago on March 10th of this year,  student-athlete volunteers on Queen’s Mental Health Awareness Committee (QMHAC) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario put together a video about starting the conversation about mental health. The video, which consisted of student athletes and the principal of Queens’s university Daniel Woolf, focused on… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: Queen’s University

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Continue the Conversation: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato did a speech for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) back in September of 2014, where she spoke about her struggles with Bi Polar disorder, and eating disorder, and depression. She spoke about how mental illness has no prejudices, and anyone can be touched by it in their life time. “Mental health… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: Demi Lovato

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Continue the Conversation: JacksGap

Normally a travel vlog on youtube, JacksGap took a moment a couple of months ago to talk about mental health issues. “Mental illness is a thing,” he said during the candid 3 minute long video. “It exists, in fact 1 in 4 people are affected by it.” He went on to say that if you… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: JacksGap

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Tips for Friends: Self Harm

According to a google search, self harm is the “intentional, direct injury of body tissue most often done without suicidal intentions.” A person who self harms will explain their behaviour as a way of dealing with situations out of their control and feelings toward difficult or painful experiences. Most self harmers attempt to keep it… Continue reading Tips for Friends: Self Harm

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Continue the Conversation: Elyn Saks

In another addition of Continue the Conversation, we are watching an video done by Associate Dean and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry and the Behavioural Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould Law School, Elyn Saks, who was diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia and was hospitalized three times for length periods.… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: Elyn Saks