By Jensen, Randy on October 8, 2020.
Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 4-11, will be the topic of discussion for the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs online session today.
Mental Illness Awareness Week is a national campaign created to educate the public on the importance of mental illness, end the stigma of mental illness and advocate for mental health support. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to the mental health of many people within Canada and made this campaign especially important this year.
Today’s speaker, Brad Moser, will talk about the campaign, the difference between mental illness and mental health, how COVID-19 has impacted people’s mental health, and strategies for practising positive mental health during the pandemic.
Moser is a registered psychologist at Associates Counselling Services. He has been providing professional therapy for children and teens, adults, couples and families since 2007. His areas of practice include anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood and family of origin concerns, depression, identity concerns, marital/relationship distress, men’s and dad’s issues, parenting, self-esteem, separation/divorce, stress and suicidal ideation. The role that provides the most meaning in his life is dad. He is the proud father of two boys and is the host of a radio show on Jess FM called “Real Dads.”
Today’s online session is set for 10 a.m. on the YouTube Live link https://youtu.be/LUd0amvbKck. In order to ask questions of the speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in.
For further information, visit the SACPA website: http://www.sacpa.ca.