04/23/13 00:39 Filed in: Advocacy
Please view this brief video and share it with others -- fellow students, educators, friends and family. No individual, no young person with all the potential in the world, should feel shame to reach out for help. This student-run organization makes it easier for peers to help each other cope with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues exacerbated by the challenges of university life.
Countless lives and promising futures have been saved by Active Minds.
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04/12/13 22:51 Filed in: Education
Far From The Tree
A brilliant work by Andrew Solomon.
about “Parents, Children, And The Search For Identity”
“Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.”
“The imperfect is our paradise.
Note that, in this bitterness, delight,
Since the imperfect is so hot in us,
Lies in flawed words and stubborn sounds.”
- Wallace Stevens -
This book will shock you, move you, bring you to tears, make you enraged, make you think.