Mental Health Camp arose from a session during Northern Voices where Todd Mafin, Isabella Mori and Airdrie Miller participated where they tried to shine light on the stigma surrounding mental illness and how social media can help you cope. As it was a great success, Raul and Isabella had suggested this be its own conference/camp and as such Mental Health Camp was created.
The camp will try to answer some of the following questions:
- How can blogging help decrease the stigma of mental health?
- How does someone with a mental illness navigate the waters of anonymity in the transparent world of social media?
- How is the journaling that happens in blogging similar to or different from journaling for healing?
- How can social media participants with mental health issues help each other?
I personally don’t suffer from any mental illness, but I will be helping support the camp and volunteering my time during the event. You can check out the schedule here.
The event is free by donation and open to all.