The exact terms used to describe someone who stands up for mental health can vary; mental health advocate seems to be more commonly used in North America, while mental health campaigner seems popular in the U.K. I've seen a number of discussions on Twitter around what the most appropriate term is and what's involved (and… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?
As a nurse in my province (British Columbia, Canada), if I am hospitalized for mental illness then the provincial Health Professions Act requires the hospital to report me to the nursing regulatory college, and the college must treat this as a complaint about my fitness to practice. This ends up with being offering the non-choice… Continue reading The Health Professions Act and the Fight Against Stigma
What Is the Worst Case Scenario? by Marie Abanga includes a foreword by mental health advocate and Olympian Amy Gamble. For anyone familiar with Marie's blog, you will very much recognize her distinctive voice in this book. Marie explains that writing this book was "my journey to a new me, a me who wants to keep facing… Continue reading Book Review: What Is The Worst Case Scenario?