Talk, Talk, Talking about Mental Health
Fri 5 PM | Convo Hall 8
Sat 10 AM | Convo Hall 8
Isolation, disconnection, loneliness, fear are all enemies to good mental health. Let’s come together and talk to each other about our own experiences of mental illness and how either you’ve moved to mental health, or cope with your illness on an ongoing basis. The only way to blow apart the stigma that people live under is to acknowledge our reality and find the courage to say “no more!!” By sharing our stories, we can find ways to create healthy connections that are supportive and life-giving.
Christine Johnson makes art and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. She is a preacher, fibre artist, and teacher, working to explore spirituality and the creative process. As a person who has suffered mental illness, she works to create safe spaces to discuss mental health and the challenges for all those who suffer. Currently, she serves Bethel-St. Andrew’s UC near Ottawa, ON and is working on a 7′ pom pom tree for a large fibre festival in Oct. 2018.
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