Alley Health Fair

2011 September 12
by moritherapy

Hello everyone! Even though we didn’t do Mental Health Camp in the summer, we haven’t been completely lazy. In July, during Mad Pride Month, we did a little workshop at Gallery Gachet (topic: reCovering Beauty). And this coming Thursday September 15 on Hastings Street between Main and Columbia, we will proudly participate at the Alley Health Fair in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The Alley Health Fair is

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents.

Mental Health Camp will be share a big table with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver Burnaby Branch. We’ll do everything to make the experience fun, interactive and informative. Ideas we have include mental health messages by participants and by people on the internet, videos (showing them and making them) and … something with a smiley face on it … come and see, and you’ll find out!

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  1. 2011 September 13
    Ruth Meta permalink

    My message to DTES residents re: mental health … Keep laughing, singing, dancing, writing poetry, making art, being art, inspiring other artists, trying to make sense out of a world which makes no sense … in some ways, you are healthier than people who think you are sick.

  2. 2011 September 13

    My most impactful message to others is this: you are not alone. No matter how unusual your situation, no matter how much of a “freak” you think you are, there are people just like you also thinking they are alone. But you never are. Everyone has the rest of us as backup. We are just like you. You are not alone.

    – Natasha Tracy
    .-= Natasha Tracy´s last blog ..How to Get Off Antidepressants Effexor/Pristiq (Venlafaxine/Desvenlafaxine) =-.

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