Kreating Conversations and SJ Suicide Prevention hosting Mental Health Coffee House

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Thursday, December 9 from 6 to 9 p.m., Kreating Conversations UNBSJ and SJ Suicide Prevention are hosting a Mental Health coffee house in the Whitebone Pizzeria. 

(Kreating Conversations/Facebook)

Kreating Conversations and SJ Suicide Prevention

Kreating Conversations aims to create a safe space for students who have experienced or are experiencing mental illness. The group fosters an open and non-judgmental place for students to discuss the struggles and hardships that they face. 

SJ Suicide Prevention is a local organization of volunteers who train, bring awareness to, and work on suicide prevention. 

About the coffeehouse

The event hopes “…to get people talking about mental health in a positive way,” Kreating Conversations says. Students are encouraged to take a break from their busy schedules to support students who have overcome mental health issues and students who are overcoming their struggles. Through fostering a safe environment, Kreating Conversations advocates “…to the greater public that us students here at UNB take pride in mental health wholeheartedly,”. 

The event will feature live music from local musicians, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. There will also be lots of prizes to claim. Performances can include anything, like singing, sharing a poem or simply telling your story. 

Get involved with Kreating Conversations

Kreating Conversations encourages students to attend their events like the Mental Health Coffee House, check out their socials, and apply to join the team for 2022. 

For more information on the organization, see The Baron’s coverage here.  

For more information on how to get involved in the event, email Kreating Conversations at kreatingconversationsunbsj@gmail.com or visit the Kreating Conversations Facebook page here.

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