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Peace of Mind Series: Coping with Bi-Polar Disorder
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Provided by: Peace of Mind Series: Muslims in Conversation about Mental Health

Date and Time

Thu May 19, 2011 (This event is over)
6:30pm to 9:00pm


1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Event Description

A facilitated community discussion about Bi-Polar Disorder and how to challenge the myths associated with this mental illness in our communities.

The Peace of Mind Series was conceived by Chelby Marie Daigle and Farhat Rehman, two Muslim women whose lives have been affected by Mental Illness. We hope to support other members of our community by challenging the stigma associated with mental illness in our communities.

The Third Session will focus on raising awareness about bi-polar disorder and its treatment, with a particular focus on dispeling myths associated with this illness.

Facilitator: Chelby Marie Daigle

Keynote Speaker: Saba Malik

Saba Malik is a teacher, life coach and blogger at She runs this blog, which is an online support system for Muslims dealing with mental illnesses like bipolar, depression and schizophrenia. She was diagnosed with bipolar in 2004.

She has authored two e-books on mental illnesses: "The Muslim's 5 Step Guide to Bipolar Mastery" and "When You're Depressed, You Can Manage Depression with Islam" (available at She is currently writing her memoir.

Discussants: Dr. Helen Ward (Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Clinical Director)

Spoken Word performances: Sarah Musa and Bassem Alghawaby

Free Admission

Parking: Cost $5 on-site at the ROMHC, tickets on sale at the event (Special Reduction for the Peace of Mind Series)

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