ON DEMAND VIDEO – Frankly Speaking: Mental Health Literacy

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Education hosted his inaugural FRANKLY SPEAKING event on October 11, 2016.

The theme of this event was Mental Health Literacy.

One in five Canadians will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime and mental health issues affect up to half the total student population at many universities. Mental health literacy encompasses the knowledge, beliefs and abilities that enable the recognition, management or prevention of mental health problems with a range of benefits including early recognition and intervention, and reduction of stigma associated with mental illness.

FRANKLY SPEAKING provides alumni, students and friends of UBC’s Faculty of Education with the opportunity to hear from prominent speakers on featured topics relevant to the field of education.

Watch the previously recorded live event, via Facebook video


Dr. Blye Frank, Professor and Dean, UBC Faculty of Education

Featured Speakers:

Professor Santa J. Ono, President & Vice-Chancellor, UBC, Mental Health Advocate
Dr. Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Mental Health Policy and Training
Jessica La Rochelle, BA’06, Assistant Director, NITEP – UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program, and Leader, NITEP Mental Health and Wellness Program