Brittany Noble Charek discusses her experience with postpartum anxiety and the need for earnest and transparent conversations around mental health in society. She discusses balancing work, life, and all of her feelings. Brittany also shares about the amazing tribe of women who dealt with similar issues that came out of the woodwork when she begin talking openly, and how that led to a new project, Bechdel Fest, to celebrate and promote representation in film to influence a new generation to be tolerant and kind by celebrating stories of diversity.
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BY LOUISE HUTT
@ VOL 15
ON OCT 31, 2013
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"Presentation of the Day" on February 24, 2014.
This is What Going Crazy Feels Like
BY BECKY CASTLE MILLER
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 09, 2014
In 2009, while dealing with undiagnosed postpartum depression, Becky Castle Miller experienced an emotional breakdown. She battled Major Depressive Disorder for two years. She wants to invite people into the experience of mental illness to help reduce the stigma surrounding public discussions of mental health. In January, she will be (re)launching an online magazine about women's mental and emotional health.
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Madness in Our Community: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues
BY JOE HARTSOE
@ VOL 7
ON JUN 07, 2016
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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health
BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25
ON JUN 09, 2016
"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."
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Mentorship, Part 2
BY JAMES HARDY
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 09, 2018
A while ago, James Hardy presented at PKN Akron focusing on the mentors who had left him far too soon. When PKN Akron asked James to come present those slides again at a special retrospective, he realized that his original slide deck profiled only male mentors. In doing this, James had only revealed a portion of his story, so for PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 10, James pays tribute to the women who shaped his life, and shares the importance of female leadership in society.