Public Lecture | November 16th, 2021: North Shore Mental Health Crisis Team
The executive director of the CMHA, Julia Kaisla, describes a new initiative of a Peer-Assisted Care Team. PACT is a mobile civilian-led team launching November 4, 2021, that will respond to crisis calls related to mental health and/or substance use on the North Shore. The program pairs a mental health professional and a peer worker to provide a trauma-informed, culturally safe support to North Shore residents aged 13+. Call 1-888-261-7228 or text 778-839-1831 – available in English and Farsi Service Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 6 pm to 12 midnight.
Public Lecture | October 18th, 2021: Self-Care for Family Caregivers by Anita Papp
Why is self-care so important for family caregivers and what does self-care look like in practice? Life Coach and Self-love Mentor Anita Papp discusses why family caregivers struggle with self-care, why it’s important, and the practical steps you can take to incorporate self-care strategies into your life. Anita draws on her own experiences as a caregiver.
Public Lecture | Sept 8th, 2021: Understanding the Stigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder
Suzanne Cunningham explains what Borderline Personality Disorder is, how it manifests, how it affects the individual, and why it is so stigmatized. Suzanne speaks candidly about her own lived experience and recovery from a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Public Lecture | May 31st, 2021: fMRI & Metacognitive Training: Looking at Brain Activity and Thinking Patterns to Understand and Treat the Symptoms of Schizophrenia with Dr Todd Woodward, PhD, researcher and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Schizophrenia (CNoS) lab in the department of Psychiatry at UBC.
Pathways SMIS’ Annual General Meeting | March 24th, 2021