A Journey in Mental Health Care


Journey into Mental Health Care Riverview Coquitlam

The Riverview Hospital site in Coquitlam has played a large part in the history of how mental health was addressed in British Columbia. While the hospital is now closed, its place is not forgotten. Riverview Hospital Historical Society invites you to attend a special week of presentations and an exhibit entitled, A Journey in Mental Health Care – Past, Present & Future. Come view a selection of historic Riverview Hospital artifacts; learn more about history of psychiatric care and Riverview Hospital, youth mental health, Alzheimer’s, mental health therapy programs, and more.

This free event, in partnership with the Coquitlam Public Library, Douglas College and City of Coquitlam, will provide information to increase your awareness and improve your understanding of mental health.

It’s all happening from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8, 2015 at the City Centre Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library. Drop by the branch between 10:00am to 8:30pm to start informing yourself.

In addition to the Riverview Hospital artifacts exhibit, there will be a series of guest speakers taking place between Monday, May 4 and Friday, May 8, 2015. The week culminates in a featured movie screening of Silver Linings Playbook nominated for eight Academy Awards. Bradley Cooper plays a man with bipolar disorder who tries to rebuild his life after eight months in a state institution. His complicated situation will make you laugh but is also a very emotional and heartbreaking story that provides insight into mental health issues.

Please visit the Coquitlam Public Library’s website for more information about the exhibit and presentation schedule. You can find it all at www.coqlibrary.ca/journey.

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