Join BCSS for the 2nd Annual Re-Mind: A Day of Art, Music & Readings

For National Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day, come celebrate the artistic accomplishments of those living with severe and persistent mental illness.

B.C. Schizophrenia Society is proud to bring back Re-Mind: A day of art, music & readings, an event aimed to bring people together to end the stigma surrounding mental illness with live music, food, and drinks!

When a person is diagnosed with a mental illness, that person and their loved ones face a lot of stigma – from friends, family and even themselves. There is a process of grief and loss and they face the daunting task of having to re-understand their identity. Art, music and writing are some of the tools and strategies that people use in their journey of recovery to re-frame themselves. This event was developed to highlight and “re-mind” people that there is still hope for those affected by severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Over a dozen artists will be exhibited throughout the day, with live performances from musicians and authors in the evening. All artists, musicians and authors are people who have lived experience of severe and persistent mental illness.

More details about the artists, performers and authors to come. Artists, musicians, performers and authors interested in exhibiting their work on May 24 can still make a submission, more details can be found here.

Doors open at 4:00pm, with performances beginning at 5:00pm through until 11:00pm.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beaumont Studios
326 W. 5th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.


Register today!

Event Schedule

3:30 pm – Doors

4:15 pm – Welcome by Executive Director

4:30 pm – Book Reading by Marion Gibson, author of “Unfaithful Mind,” which chronicles the experiences of her and her family as they deal with the onset of schizophrenia

6:00 pm – Musical Performance by Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck

6:45 pm – Musical Performance by local jazz trio, 811 Trio, (Johnny Andrews, Wynston MincklerGavin Youngash)

7:30 pm – Book Reading by Sandra Yuen Mackay, author of “My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery From Mental Illness,” “Chop Shtick,” and “From New York to Vancouver”

8:45 pm – Door Prize Draws #1

9:00 pm – Musical Performance by Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck

9:45 pm – Door Prize Draws #2

10:00 pm – Musical Performance by hip hop artist Trevor Mills

11:00 pm – Evening ends

2017 Re-Mind: A Day of Art, Music & Readings
2017 Re-Mind Program