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NEW BOOK BY THE RECOVERY NARRATIVE PROJECT!

THE
RECOVERY NARRATIVE PROJECT WRITERS**
**Dori Jaffe, Deniz Burton Ismen, Jude Swanson, Margo Robinson, Susan J. Katz, and Susan Trapp**

WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT OUR FIRST ANTHOLOGY:


EVENING the frayed edges:
a collection of first-hand accounts of Mental Health Recovery

 
COPIES OF EVENING THE FRAYED EDGES ARE SOLD FOR $10 EACH (CANADIAN).

THEY MAY BE ORDERED BY CONTACTING THE EDITOR, SUSAN J. KATZ, DIRECTLY BY EMAIL AT:

susanjkatz AT shaw.ca
FOLLOW OUR BOOK’S BLOG at: http://eveningthefrayededges.blogspot.com/

WARMEST REGARDS…SUSAN J. KATZ (EDITOR)

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This entry was posted on 1 September, 2010, in HeartBeats.

New Book: “Not Guilty But Not Free” by Zerom Seyoum

A New Book by ‘Write From The Heart’ Graduate
Zerom Seyoum:
Not Guilty But Not Free
An insight into mental illness from 20 years of personal struggles in and out of a psychiatric hospital.
price: $17.50
purchase from author:
phone: 604-565-5515
cell: 604-828-8130
zeromseyoum86@hotmail.com 

March 12 – Funny in the Head and Fado

…the opening performance of the Kickstart Festival 2010!

She Laughed, She Cried
Friday, March 12  8pm

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver

She Laughed, She Cried is an evening of fado and comedy that will move you
from tears to riotous laughter! The evening features two extraordinary and
very different artists who share a common ability to touch your heart.

Fado singer Sara Marreiros and her band open the evening. Dark and brooding or
gloriously ethereal, Sara’s sultry, sexy vocals are steeped in the passion of
saudade – the feeling of yearning that is part of the Portuguese soul.

Funny in the Head, a one-woman show by comedian, storyteller, writer and
mental health activist Jan Derbyshire. The show is the rollicking story of a
bipolar comedian’s fight to stay funny. She ultimately finds an answer to the
pressing question, “Is appearing normal a mental health act?”

Tickets: $22 ($16 students, seniors & fixed income) plus charges
www.ticketmaster.ca
604.280.3311

www.chancentre.com/whats-on/she-laughed-she-cried

Directions, Parking, Transit, Ticket Sales, and Accessibility at the Chan Centre:
www.ticketmaster.ca/Chan-Centre-For-The-Performing-Arts-tickets-Vancouver/venue/139280

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Kickstart Festival 2010 March 8 – 27
Art exhibitions, dance, music, theatre, workshops
www.kickstart-arts.ca/kickstartfestival.html

KICKSTART IS NOW ON FACEBOOK! JOIN US!
www.facebook.com/pages/Kickstart-Disability-Arts-and-Culture/318968627521?v=wall

Coming up next:

EarSighted Audio Description of a performance of SPINE, March 16 8pm
www.kickstart-arts.ca/audio-description.html

………………………………………………………………

Meg Torwl

Community Outreach Coordinator
Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture

www.kickstart-arts.ca

Open House, Community Link Program – March 23, 2010, 3 – 5 PM

You are invited to an Open House for the Community Link Program (CLP), a psychosocial rehabilitation program for people who have a serious mental illness living in Vancouver. Come and talk to our staff about the suitability of this program for yourself, a family member, or your client.
Hosted in our temporary space at:
      207–2250 Commercial Dr
           Ph: 604-435-5677
Schedule of events
3:00pm  Open House Begins
3:30pm  15 minute Presentation on CLP     
4:15pm  Repeat of Presentation
5:00pm  Open House Ends
       Refreshments Provided!
       RSVPs appreciated to:
         CaroleAnn.Benson@vch.ca
                 by March 19
         Everyone welcome!
Deborah Simpson
Acting Coordinator
Community Link Program
207-2250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5N 5P9
Tel: 604-435-5677
Fax: 604-435-5694

Volunteers in Partnership needs volunteers

VOLUNTEERS IN PARTNERSHIP
PROGRAM
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD?
Would you like an opportunity to:
            • Work 1-1 with adults experiencing a mental illness?
• Help someone achieve their individually set goals?
            • Learn about the mental health system?
The Volunteers in Partnership Program is looking for adult volunteers who can offer 2-4 hours per week to adults in the Vancouver area who are experiencing a mental illness. Volunteers assist participants with improving their skills, increasing their independence and exploring new activities.
Volunteers and participants are asked to commit to their partnership for a minimum of six months.
This is an opportunity to volunteer off-site in the community with support and guidance from the program coordinator.
For more information on this volunteer program please contact:
Volunteers in Partnership Program
CMHA Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
175 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P4
Coordinator: Katy Vinson
Phone: 604-872-4902 ext 290

E-mail: katy.vinson.vb@cmha.bc.ca

BrainStorm Poetry contest for consumers!

Eighth annual BrainStorm poetry contest

ImageEnter the storm and speak your mind:
NISA’s eighth annual BrainStorm poetry contest opens Jan. 4, 2010

The Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA) is pleased to announce its eighth annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest, which runs from Jan. 4 to March 19, 2010 and is open to poets worldwide.

The annual contest is an effective way for NISA to showcase the work of its readers and other mental health consumers. This year, NISA hopes to receive more submissions from poets outside North America, in order to raise awareness and to educate the public on the realities of mental health in different geographic regions. Subject matter is entirely open and needn’t focus on one’s struggle with mental health; however, the BrainStorm contest is open exclusively to consumers and survivors of mental health services.

The contest is intended as a fundraiser for NISA’s literary magazine, Open Minds Quarterly, as well as a way of supporting consumers and survivors of mental health services by awarding prizes to the top three winners. Learn more about contest regulations and download entry forms here. Inquiries may be directed to Dinah Laprairie at
n
openminds@nisa.on.ca

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or +1-705-675-9193 ext. 8286.

ave The Date in March 2010! CBR Hub Cafe Scientifique Event

The BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network’s Community Based Research Hub
Invites you to a Café Scientifique Event:

“Seeds of Change:
Community Based Research in Practice”

Community Based Research (CBR) is gaining recognition as an important tool to address health problems. This event is aimed at connecting the public with those involved with CBR projects, and to stimulate conversation about the value of CBR in mental health and addictions research, the processes and outcomes of CBR projects, and avenues for community participation in CBR.

Please join us for a series of short presentations and conversations about three diverse research projects that have been undertaken in British Columbia in the field of mental health and addictions.

March 4th, 6:00-8:00pm                                               
The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC (www.therailwayclub.com)

Moderator:
Elana Brief,
Research Scholar, National Core for Neuroethics

Presenters:
Jamie Livingston,
Researcher, BC Mental Health and Addictions Services 
“People with Mental Illness and the Police: Redistributing Power through Research”

Michael Crain,
Knowledge Translation Lead, CREST.BD Team
“Understanding what Recovery Means to People Living with Bipolar Disorder”

Sandra Hale,
Master of Science Rehabilitation (Candidate), University of British Columbia
“Job Accommodations: Perspectives from People with Bipolar Disorder”

Erin Michalak
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia 
“CBR in Mental Health and Addictions: Opportunities and Challenges”

See attached posters for event details and presenter biographies. Please feel free to forward this email onward and print the attached poster.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Sally McBride: smcbride@phsa.ca or visit www.mhanet.ca/cbr.

We hope to see you there!

Regards, CBR Hub

                               

                                              


Dr. Erin E. Michalak
Assistant Professor
CREST.BD team leader: www.crestbd.ca
Postdoctoral Coordinator, FOM, UBC
Mood Disorders Centre

Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia

2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, V6T 2A1
Tel: 604 827 3393


Dr. Erin E. Michalak
Assistant Professor
CREST.BD team leader: www.crestbd.ca
Postdoctoral Coordinator, FOM, UBC
Mood Disorders Centre
Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, V6T 2A1
Tel: 604 827 3393