SaxionUniversity

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Theme: The Mental Illness Roundabout

Deventer, Netherlands
March 14th, 2013

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About this event

Crazy, mad, weird or lunatics. People living with mental illness often describe the associated stigma as being more debilitating than the illness itself. Stigma involves the labelling and stereotyping of persons living with mental illness as being ‘different’ or having ‘undesirable’ characteristics. Those who experience stigma face discrimination as well as a loss of status and power to change their situation. Mental illness is poorly understood. Affected people often students and workers are caught in a vicious cycle and marginalized by our society.
We believe that we suppose to pay higher attention to people that are embarrassed with mental illness like depressions. That is why we are going to give these people and its professionals a voice, an international stage to tell the world about their experience with mental disorders during the TEDxSaxion event on March 14th.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ine Spuls
    Ine has started ‘The Villa in the Achterhoek’ as a result of a question by home-and homeless people. The Villa does not adhere to an official concept of care, but has its own, unique, working philosophy.
  • Kim Helmus
    Over the last four years, Kim worked in the field of psychiatry, at the psychosis circuit of the GGZ Drenthe. These were valuable years, in which she learned that working with these people was both stimulating and rewarding. What frustrated her however, was the social stigma her clients had to deal with. She decided to try to do something about it. She gave lectures a schools and paid special attention to the subject of ‘stigma’ in the therapy she provided.
  • Viktor Staudt
    Viktor Staudt has a good job, keep himself physically and mentally in shape with running and swimming and enjoying the nightlife. Apparently it goes well with him, but what almost nobody knows is that Viktor's life is governed by panic attacks and depression. Rescuers can not him or reach him. If Viktor sees no way out, he decides to jump for the train. He survived the suicide attempt, but not his legs. He lost them. Only after this tragic event is set a good diagnosis (BPD) Viktor and he got the right medication prescribed. After this tragic event he wrote an inspirational book. A book about why he now wants to live! Without pretending to be the joyful evangelist.
  • Ellen Spanjers
    Psychological problems: what does that mean to you? Add quality to your life: How do you do that? With the help of our game “A stich loose” we will try to give you an insight into the universe of someone with mental health issues, make it debatable and tackle misconceptions.
  • Door Hooijer
    Psychological problems: what does that mean to you? Add quality to your life: How do you do that? With the help of our game “A stich loose” we will try to give you an insight into the universe of someone with mental health issues, make it debatable and tackle misconceptions.

Venue and Details

TEDxSaxionUniversity
Handelskade 75
Deventer, 7417 DH
Netherlands
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Organizer 178655

Christa Barkel
Deventer, Netherlands

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Team

Odiel Mennink
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Saskia Zwolle
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Cecille Plomp Boogaard
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