Actress Glenn Close and Family to speak at 5th International Stigma Conference in Ottawa

Award-winning actress Glenn Close will be a keynote speaker during: Together Against Stigma: Changing How We See Mental Illness, the 5th International Stigma Conference being held in Ottawa from June 4-6.  
Posted: 2012-05-03 More...

Breaking Barriers: a welcome reception

The first official event of the conference will take place June 3 from 6:30pm until 10:00pm on the Penthouse level of the Delta Ottawa City Centre. Start off the conference with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you mingle with old friends and meet new ones. All fully paid and registered attendees are invited to join. If you would like to be our guest, please RSVP by May 1 with Sara Jarvis,  
Posted: 2012-04-16

Together Through Art: a silent auction

Original art from youth across Canada will be showcased throughout the conference and will be up for auction! Each artist, who has lived experience of mental health problems or illnesses, uses artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and individuality. The silent auction will begin during the opening session on June 4 and run until the closing luncheon on June 6. All proceeds will go directly to the artist and their studio so prepare to take home a new piece of art.  
Posted: 2012-04-16

Focusing the Frame: a photo exhibit

Seven individuals who are part of the At Home/Chez Soi project, the MHCC’s homelessness initiative, were able to share their experience of being homeless and living with mental health problems or illnesses through photographs. Their exhibit teaches us about their journey, what their housing means to them, and the impact At Home/Chez Soi is having. It also challenges us to consider some of our existing notions about homelessness and mental health. Please join us to see how these participants share their stories through the lens of a camera. The exhibition will take place during conference hours on the Penthouse level.  
Posted: 2012-04-16

Joint Congress

World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference on Intersectional Collaboration: The Multidisciplinary Facets of Psychiatry, the Fourth European Congress of the International Neuropsychiaric Association: Overlap and Integration in Neuropsychiatry, and the First Interdisciplinary Congress on Psychiatry and Related Sciences  
Posted: 2012-03-07 More...

World comes to Canada to fight stigma surrounding mental illness

From June 4-6, 2012, the world’s leading mental health experts will meet in Ottawa to discuss effective interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems and illnesses. Together Against Stigma: Changing How We See Mental Illness, hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the World Psychiatric Association Scientific Section on Stigma and Mental Illness, will serve as a catalyst. Its goal is to mobilize and focus the actions and work of others to fight stigma.  
Posted: 2012-03-02 More...

MHCC’s Senior Consultant on Anti-Stigma Initiative to Advance Research at Queen’s University

Heather Stuart, PhD, a senior consultant for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) anti-stigma initiative Opening Minds, was today named Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, a prestigious research position at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  
Posted: 2012-02-15 More...
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