ARE YOU CRAZY ABOUT COMEDY? STAND UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH DAYS ON CAMPUS BRINGS THE LAUGHTER
Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH) is passionate about facilitating an open, frank, inclusive and lively national discussion about mental illness on Campus.
1 IN 5 Canadians will personally deal with a mental illness in their lifetime. Nearly 100% of us will be affected collaterally through family, friends, co-workers, neighbours and others. Students are a huge part of that demographic.
The SMH Days on Campus Comedy Tour 2010 kicks off Oct.4 in Halifax at Dalhousie University. We then head to U of T in Toronto, then McGill and Concordia in Montreal, then back to BC and University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Thompson River University (TRU), UBC Okanagan, University of Victoria (UVic) Vancouver Island University (VIU), Camosun College Vancouver Community College (VCC), and Douglas College
Our shows coincided with MIAW-National Mental Illness Awareness Week/Month and other mental health initiatives on these campuses. We discuss Youth Depression, Suicide, Eating Disorders and other critical mental health issues.
We perform for students, faculty, staff and the local community.
SMH Days on Campus offers a unique platform upon which schools across Canada can share their mental health strategies, challenges and research.
SMH Days on Campus 2011 Has Been Nominated for a $100,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant! Vote for Us
UBC Journalism Student Fabio Carletti wrote the following article about SMH in the Tyee.
UNBC Med School Students interviewed us on Campus Radio (Episode 20)
The CBC Passionate Eye made an award-winning documentary, "Cracking Up" about SMH. Watch a clip...