Mental Health Resilience among LGBTQ+: My Mental Health Story (ENG)
About this event
Join us on 15th June 2022 from 1pm to 1:30pm for a conversation with Jason, Mind HK Ambassador, on what it’s like experiencing depression from someone who also identifies as LGBTQ+. Odile, Mind HK Lead Clinical Advisor – Anti-stigma Project, who has also helped pilot Mind HK’s LGBTQ+ Mental Health Workshop will be moderating the event.
To read Jason’s story for More Than A Label, please see the story hyperlinked below as well as a brief description of our ambassadors:
Jason’s story: I’m committed to helping others who also face persistent health issues and ongoing pain; facing the challenges of daily life with illness requires tremendous strength and the loving support of family and friends.
Jason has contributed towards Mind HK’s More Than A Label Anti-stigma campaign. He has shared his story and recovery journey with us in our “More Than a Label: This is our story” book. Our book, which features a collection of mental health stories from diverse members of the Hong Kong community, is now on sale at Bookazine for $120 HKD, with all proceeds going back to supporting our campaign.
Join in and learn more about mental health conditions through a lived experience discussion-based panel!
Sign up is free and through Eventbrite!
Date: 15th June 2021 1pm – 1:30pm HKT
Method: Zoom Live Event
Host: Odile Thiang (Mind HK Lead Clinical Advisor – Anti-stigma Project)
Guest: Jason (Mind HK Ambassador)
“More than a Label” is Mind HK new campaign in partnership with MINDSET, which stems from its goal of changing and influencing the public’s perception towards persons with diagnosable mental health conditions. Funded by Jardines Matheson, this campaign encourages the public to look beyond the typical, stigmatising, labels associated with mental health diagnoses. Through personal stories of mental health journeys, we want to showcase realistic portrayals of people who have faced mental health problems and recovered and depict their holistic identity.
With this campaign, we hope to raise awareness of the stigma towards persons with mental health conditions, celebrate the resilience and strength of people in recovery, and educate and equip the public with mental health knowledge. We believe this will facilitate more conversation in mental health, which will in turn help destigmatise mental health in Hong Kong.
Learn more here: www.morethanalabelhk.com