Jan. 30 event tackles depression

More Joy Regina on Bell’s Let’s Talk Day this Jan. 30 is going one step further than talking—it will offer concrete advice and support too.

More Joy Regina at the Conexus Arts Centre will bring together provincial mental health professionals to present treatment options and coping strategies. The three-hour evening is a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Regina Branch.

“One in five Canadians lives with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction. But the reality is, five in five of us have mental health, just like we have physical health,” said CMHA Director of Community Engagement, Shannon Patton.

 “Our mental health is about more than being happy all the time, it’s about feeling good about who we are, having balance in our life and managing life’s highs and lows. An event like this will help give people permission to search for and hopefully experience a little more joy in their life.” 

– Shannon Patton, Canadian Mental Health Association

More Joy Regina is the brainchild of journalist and author Christalee Froese who toured with her first book,  Journey to Joy, this fall.

“Everywhere I went and told my story of breakdown and recovery, I was met with people of all ages who were struggling profoundly with depression and anxiety,” said Froese.

Her solution: The More Joy Movement which will be launched on Jan. 30, 2019 to coincide with Bell’s Let’s Talk Day. More Joy Regina will feature an array of speakers and mental health professionals, as well as a Steeped Tea Bar and a Serenity Lounge, all MC’d by CBC’s Costa Maragos.

Tickets to More Joy Regina, $55, are available at:
• Prairie Psychology (2230 Lorne St.) – cheque and cash only
• CMHA Regina Branch (1810 Albert St.) – cheque and cash only
• Online @ More Joy Regina tickets – Visa/Paypal

Depression…Let’s Talk!

Depression and anxiety are so hard…I know, I’ve been there.
But, there’s help…and there’s HOPE!
On Bell’s Let’s Talk Day, Wednesday, Jan. 30, we’ll spend the evening together at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina talking…AND EXPLORING SOLUTIONS.
It’s my hope that by being totally open and honest, we’ll shake off some of that stigma about mental health.

And … we’re going to have amazing people with us to help:

• The Canadian Mental Health Association, Regina Branch will bring you their Stress Survival Kit

• The U of R and Sask. Health will tell you about their FREE online therapy program (I’m trying it right now—it’s AMAZING).

• Psychologists Blair Sirup and Judy Wright, and Life Coach Christine Majeran will talk about info. and solutions

• We’ll have a Steeped Tea bar to sooth; a Meditation Lounge to provide peace and uplifting JOY TEAM members to talk, share and support.

Tickets are only $45 (includes draws for over $2,000 in prizes) until Jan. 15. Get yours here More Joy Regina.