Frankly Speaking with Dean Blye Frank: Mental Health Literacy

Hear from Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Education at his inaugural FRANKLY SPEAKING event. In the spirit of ideas worth advancing, the theme is Mental Health Literacy. One in five Canadians will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime and mental health issues affect up to half the total student population at many universities. Mental health literacy encompasses the knowledge, beliefs and abilities that enable the recognition, management or prevention of mental health problems with a range of benefits including early recognition and intervention, and reduction of stigma associated with mental illness.


Professor Santa J. Ono, President & Vice-Chancellor, UBC, Mental Health Advocate
Dr. Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Mental Health Policy and Training
Jessica La Rochelle, BA’06, Assistant Director, NITEP – UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program, and Leader, NITEP Mental Health and Wellness Program