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CARE Diversity Workshop (Mental Illness)
October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm¥1000
CARE is hosting FUN workshops to raise awareness of diversity (e.g. disability, mental illness and multicultural background) in Kobe this year!
Our third workshop is about mental illness. Let’s cultivate a better understanding of what mental illness is by meeting a brave lady who was involved in the infamous 2005 tragic train accident. The importance of fate will be taught through this workshop.
After the workshop we will have a social mixer with drinks and snacks for everyone to get to know each other.
The event will be bilingual (English and Japanese) so there is no need to worry if you cannot speak Japanese.
We have the honor of having Chizuko Asano who is a survivor from the JR Fukuchiyama Line Derailment in 2005 that tragically took the lives of 107 passengers. Chizuko was on the second car and suffered from ten broken bones. She recovered with nine surgeries and physical therapy but she became severely depressed with PTSD. She was admitted to a hospital three times and went through pharmacotherapy. Now she gives lectures and writes based on her experiences in which she was injured but has fully recovered. She is also a Pilates trainer. Click here to check out her blog.
This event is for people who…
-cannot find joys in everyday life, feel like things are piled up in mind, and want to learn about mental illness
-have families or friends suffering from mental illness
-have colleagues with mental illness in your workplace, wondering how to treat and stay considerate of feelings of them
We hope that you will get a tip from Ms.Asano’s talk through this workshop.
Please RSVP from CARE’s Meetup page to secure your spot!
Click here to find out how to get to the venue. Videos are available, too.
For those who will come with wheelchairs there are elevators and a bathroom for wheelchair users so please don’t worry!
Everyone is more than welcome to join us. It’s going to be a fun event!!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Anju & Mayuko