On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Vancouver will host its first unconference on Mental Health.
It all started with a panel held at Northern Voice this year – Coping Digitally. This panel got a lot of positive feedback and I think everyone there felt like they really wished there had been more time to discuss all the issues raised more fully. Enter Mental Health Camp. This full-day event is ” a conference about the intersection of social media and mental health.” From their website:
We are asking questions such as
- How can blogging help decrease the stigma of mental health?
- How does someone with a mental illness navigate the waters of anonymity in the transparent world of social media?
- How is the journaling that happens in blogging similar to or different from journaling for healing?
- How can social media participants with mental health issues help each other?
If you are interested in volunteering at, presenting at and/or attending Mental Health Camp, be sure to check out their wiki site.