An interview with mental health advocate and author, Jack Travis In late October, the Stigma-Free Society connected with 23-year-old Jack Travis, who wrote a self-help book titled Starting Point: Your Journey to A Better Life Starts Here… Inspired by Jack’s personal, first-hand experiences regarding mental illness and addiction, the book aims to provide knowledge and […]
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About Andrea Paquette
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Entries by Andrea Paquette
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Stigma-Free Zones, but what are they really? And how can you become part of the movement? It’s difficult to ignore certain ongoing cultural narratives that are problematic at best and harmful at worst. They isolate and divide us as communities, and as individuals. Our goal is to create tolerant, […]
Come and Join our Amazing Stigma-Free Zone Team! Please note: The Position has been filled as of October 10, 2017 Place: Stigma-Free Society – Vancouver, BC Stigma-Free Society – www.stigmafreezone.com Position: Community Development Manager (CDM) Community Development Manager Duties: Work as part of the Stigma-Free Task Force and manage the recruitment, operations and administration on […]
Pacific Autism Family Network is the first charity in Canada to be working toward their Stigma-Free Zone designation. They have a team of Stigma-Free Champions that includes Lucas Gates, Ambassador, Laura Lombardi, Vice President, Foundation and additional staff members with the support of Co-Founders Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia. The Stigma-Free Society is excited to be working […]
Andrea Paquette, AKA Bipolar Babe, shares her personal story in a brief 8 minute talk to over 500+ people at the Vancouver Playhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Only a few more days for this incredible chance to attend Sam Sullivan’s celebrated Public Salon! A selection of eight shakers and changemakers from across Vancouver share their inspiring stories and passions at the Vancouver Playhouse on June 7th. There will be a documentarian, an oceanographer, artists, and of course our very own Stigma-Free Society […]
“Is mental health when your tooth hurts?”, this is one of the endearing answers I received when talking to grade 4’s about mental health and stigma. While I love talking to teens and adults, the elementary kids I speak to since launching our Children’s Mental Health Presentation Programming have a special place in my heart. […]
So I guess this is my ‘Coming Out’ story, as I have spent the past few years battling with my identity; the illness vs me. Now it’s time to come clean to my wider circle of friends and family, and perhaps to myself as well. The signs of bipolar were always there, a diagnosis merely […]
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017 The statistics are not changing. One in every five Canadian is affected by mental illness and the stigma is as strong as ever. ‘Me Too’ is bringing some of the brightest minds and speakers to the table to continue the conversation and smash the stigma. Join us for […]
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