In a series especially for Mental Health Week 2012, experts, CMHA - Calgary Region and the Distress Centre, in partnership with several local mental health related organizations, are hosting Live Twitter Chats throughout the week.
Professionals and peer mentors will be available to take questions, provide local resources and helpful mental health-related information, during lunch-hour sessions every weekday during Mental Health Week, May 7-11, 2012.
To take part in the conversation, ask questions or just follow along, log into Twitter and use the hashtag: #MyMentalHealth2012
Speakers will be communicating through @CMHACalgary and @Distress_Centre. Follow these profiles now so you don't miss anything!
For additional community events during Mental Health Week, click here.
Monday, May 7, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
Wellness and Work
More than ever, employers are being held responsible for their employees’ mental health at work, but it’s still up to us to advocate for our own mental health and ensure we are working in a psychologically safe workplace. Linda Lewis-Daly, a seasoned expert in workplace mental health, will take questions regarding taking care of yourself at work, as well as how to support a colleague with a mental health issue.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
Stigma Still Exists
Ashley Lamantia, Mental Health Educator with CMHA - Calgary Region will take questions and discuss why stigma still exists and propose solutions to breaking it down.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
Mental Health for our Children
Parent Support Association volunteer Linda Paterson will answer questions drawing from her own experiences advocating for her child while dealing with several mental disorder diagnoses.
Thursday, May 10, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
A Little Help From Our Friends
Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder Executive Director Kaj Korvela will talk about how peer support can boost mental wellness.
Friday, May 11, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
Mind and Body as One
Exercise physiologist, personal trainer and group exercise instructor Lana MacIntosh takes questions on how fitness and nutrition pertains to our mental health.