Gender and Women’s Mental Health
Susan Roper & Laura Burke
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 6:30 pm
An Informal Interactive Conversation about Gender and Women’s Mental Health
During this interactive conversation we’ll be looking at how gender impacts women’s mental health across a spectrum of interconnected variables including susceptibility, comorbidity, diagnoses, gender roles, victimization, social adversity, access to services and more.
About Susan Kilbride-Roper
Susan has been working and volunteering in the mental health community for twenty years. She and her husband own and operate a mental health promotion organization, The Empowerment Connection. Susan believes passionately in the resilience of the human spirit and, through the mutual experiential sharing of peers who have survived and thrived while living with concurrent disorders of mental illness and addiction, has had the privilege to meet some of the most resilient and gifted individuals who continue to inspire her every day.
About Laura Burke
About the From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness. Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose. Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem. There is no cost to attend. The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. To download the FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF), please click here. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Resource Advisor, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to email@example.com.Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.