Wednesday, 6 April 2016
"From Schizophrenia to Wellness" [Social Determinants of Mental Health - Part 1] - Saturday April 30, 2pm at Trinity St. Paul's (427 Bloor St. West)
Social economy proponents like TorontotheBetter largely concern ourselves with the nitty-gritty of the workplace (or lack of one) but as humans we are composites, i.e. bodies and the minds that think in them. The suicides that inevitably happen when jobs are lost and the spate of stress related illnesses that our increasingly controlling corporate workplaces seem to generate, are evidence, if more is needed, of the psychological impact of work, and on work. TorontotheBetter begins its exploration of this increasingly acknowledgesd determinant of health with a presentation by a "survivor" of the mental health system in Toronto and the GTA. Malvern reared Jaamaican-Canadian Paul Pakeman will tell his story of how he found a literal menu for wellness through factors that, in his words, the psychiatric establishment disavows.