Kreating Conversations, a mental health advocacy group on campus, is partnering with the Jack.Org UNBSJ Chapter and the UNB-SRC to host an event on January 29 called “UNBSJ Let’s Talk”. This event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Whitebone Lounge and aims to raise awareness of mental illness, alongside the Bell Let’s Talk campaign on the same day.
Organizing groups are asking for students to share their stories about their mental health experiences, struggles and successes to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Sharing personal encounters with mental illness helps counter the shame and guilt that is often felt by those struggling, and reinforces that nobody is ever alone when it comes to mental health problems.
Anyone interested in sharing their story personally at the event can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You may also submit your story anonymously to have read at the event.