Me Too Conversations is a free speaker series that aims to tear down the stigma surrounding mental health through storytelling. Launched in October 2015, it highlights some of the misconceptions around mental illness. The words Me Too tells us that we are not alone. It means there are others who empathize, sympathize, support and care for us. With one in every five Canadians affected by mental illness, Me Too creates an opportunity for members of our community to share stories of resilience in a supportive environment.
Passionate about this cause is philanthropist Andy Szocs, whose generous donation funded the Me Too platform to help empower those impacted by mental illness. Me Too Conversations is a collaboration between Andy Szocs, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, Vancouver Coastal Health, and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
“I feel one of our strongest areas where we can all make a difference is reducing the stigma of mental illness. Hearing another person’s story is a powerful way to show that life with mental illness can be full of joy and success.” – Andy Szocs, Philanthropist