Pop the Stigma returns for its third year

The Carleton University Students’ Association is bringing back the Pop the Stigma mental health campaign for its third year. The campaign aims to highlight mental health resources for students and encourage discussion in order to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

An exciting addition to the program this year is art therapy, which will be held in the Carleton University quad on September 29. Hundreds of students are expected to attend this dynamic, interactive workshop led by Paint Therapy Ottawa.

Other highlights of the week include the return of Chris Niamey, who will speak about his lived experience with mental illness, and a presentation on eating disorders by Overeaters Anonymous. As in past years, guest speakers will focus on lived experiences as well as highlighting resources available for students experiencing mental health issues.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with therapy animals from Therapeutic Paws of Canada, a program that’s consistently popular.

Full programming information is available on Facebook.

For more information contact:

Alexandra Noguera
Vice President Student Issues
613-520-2600 ext. 1617

Fahd Alhattab
613-520-2600 ext. 1603