Pop the Stigma is Carleton University Students’ Association’s (CUSA) annual Mental Health Awareness campaign. It occurs every year at Carleton and has two main goals: eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and connect the Carleton University community with mental health resources.
The program for Pop the Stigma will run from Wednesday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 30, 2019, and will include a resource fair, community discussions, a movie screening, discussion panels, a mental-health-themed open mic event, as well as wellness programming including therapy animals and paint therapy.
This year, Pop the Stigma’s keynote speakers are two twin sisters. On Thursday, October 17, 2019, they will be talking about body image in a world of social media ads, Instagram likes and crazy diets. The idea behind the event is to talk about how social media affects our perception of ourselves and also how we should love ourselves for who we are regardless of what the media says. Positive body image and self-love. There will also be a guest speaker to discuss how mental health affects men.
Do not miss the opportunity to get involved! Engaging in activities, attending the workshops, taking part in the social media campaign and volunteering are just some of the many ways you can participate and help end the stigma surrounding mental health. Helps us raise awareness while engaging in fun activities in which you will have the chance to win cool prizes.
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