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Adler Vancouver Student Hosts 
 Culturally Inclusive Event to 
 Ease Mental Health Challenges 03.19.18
Adler Vancouver Student Hosts
Culturally Inclusive Event to
Ease Mental Health Challenges
03.19.18

Reporters recently sat down with an Adler University Vancouver campus student who coordinated a culturally inclusive event aimed at breaking down stigmas and barriers for those facing mental health challenges.

Held on March 19, “Art and Mindfulness for Mental Health” included dynamic speakers, engaging performances, and art therapy activities that enabled participants to experience art’s therapeutic, healing abilities.

“We’ve invited people who can tell their stories about how they overcame or learned to live with their mental health challenges through writing, drawing, singing, dancing and mindful meditation,” Linda Chang said in a SFU News report. “ … “My hope is that the event will bring more awareness to the community about mental health challenges while inspiring greater inclusion. Many are mothers, fathers, co-workers and artists, each learning to live with their own challenges.”

Originally from Beijing, Chang is working toward a master of counselling degree at Adler University’s Vancouver campus.

“I was drawn here because their goal is to bridge the gaps in counselling services by eliminating wait lists, and bring more affordable counselling to people from diverse backgrounds,” she said.

Read the full feature online.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.