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Published on Jan 21, 2015
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Mental illness is not just a health issue, but a social justice issue! We are one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and we know more than ever about prevention, intervention and how to avoid relapse and re-hospitalization. By not providing recovery-oriented services, we are committing a social injustice.
I am the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society and also the Executive Director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. As an activist and advocate I want to enhance and improve the lives of those who are affected by mental illness. My desire is that those enduring mental illness feel and experience the full privileges of citizenship and social inclusion.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)