Dear Colleagues, February, 2019
Greetings from the Frames of Mind Mental Health Film series, an educational initiative of the UBC Department of Psychiatry (in collaboration with the Cinematheque and supported by the UBC institute of Mental Health). As we enter 2019, I thought it helpful to provide a brief update on Frames of Mind, particularly for our newer Faculty.
In brief, Frames of Mind – now into its 17th year – is a monthly mental health film series that takes place at the nonprofit Cinematheque Theatre, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver (usually every 3rd Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30 pm – see www.framesofmind.ca ). Our goal is to utilize thought-provoking cinema as a means to promote community education of issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Each of our evenings consists of the screening of a feature film or documentary directly related to a particular mental health theme, which is then followed by an informal presentation and Q & A.
A number of free tickets for each screening are provided to both medical students and psychiatry residents and those in attendance invariably represent an eclectic range of mental health professionals and students, persons with lived experience, the public and cinephiles.
If you’re still ambivalent about attending, there’s a further incentive: Maintenance of Certification credits! The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada advises the following:
“If you predetermine that viewing one or more of these films will address a need, problem, issue or goal relevant to your practice, you may claim the learning time spent watching the film and participating in the discussion for 2 credits per hour under MOC Section 2: Personal Learning Project (PLP).”
To receive announcements about upcoming films, please add your email address to our mailing list at http://www.framesofmind.ca/list/. You can also follow Frames of Mind on Facebook and Twitter. Suggestions for films are also always welcome. And if you’re interested in being a discussant for an upcoming film, please let me know. Frames of Mind relies on volunteer speakers and we remain grateful for the many Faculty who have kindly served as our discussants over the years.
In closing, please join us as our complimentary guest at one of our film nights this coming year (click here to access you free ticket https://goo.gl/forms/jh7ejZ9trdBzqlar2 ). Our next event is a screening of That Way Madness Lies on March 20 2019.
Harry Karlinsky, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia
PS – have you heard about our Lucid Book Club and Reading Series? Our next reading is Hidden Lives: true stories from people who live with mental illness. March 20th from 530-7:00 PM at Cineworks. Everyone welcome but you must RSVP to https://www.lucidbookclub.com/