KINGSTON, ON – The Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC) of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) is hosting an event in conjunction with Queen’s For the Boys and the organization Art with Impact to promote mental wellness by creating a space for students to learn and connect through art and media. Art with Impact is an organization which brings intersectional mental health programming to universities and is bringing this event to Queen’s for the first time.

The event begins with a two-hour workshop that features interactive discussion among students supplemented by films from Art with Impact’s media library. It concludes with a panel discussion featuring students with lived experience of mental illness as well as representatives from local mental health resources. This workshop aims to educate students about the complexities of mental health and reduce stigma surrounding mental health and illness through creative programming.

Location: Ban Righ Fireside Room
Date: March 3rd, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Please direct all media inquiries to Jessamine Luck, AMS Marketing & Communications Officer, at marcomm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850

BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 16,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 10 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 10 corporate services and over 50 government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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