Open In Emergency: Differential Unwellness Within UCI Student Communities ✚
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Open In Emergency: Differential Unwellness Within UCI Student Communities
A Project by the UCI Center for Medical Humanities
Join us for a year-long series of events exploring mental health and unwellness within student communities at UCI and beyond. The series will bring Open In Emergency: A Mental Health Project (OIE), a multi-media, humanities, arts, and activist-based kit designed to explore dimensions of Asian American mental health to the UCI student community. These events will bring students together with scholars, writers, and activists to build the capacity for discerning mental unwellness in students’ local context
Please join us on March 4th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST for our next OIE event!
Crazy / Sick / Queer: Navigating Interpersonal Relationships
Have you ever felt like the ‘crazy’ person in a relationship? Too ‘needy,’ volatile, codependent, or just ‘different’? What comes to mind when you think of a ‘healthy relationship’?
In this workshop, we will investigate ways that mentally ill, disabled, sick, and queer people are left out of mainstream ideas of healthy interpersonal relationships. In a world full of precarious social and economic circumstances, where needing ‘too much’ care is seen as a flaw, it can be really exhausting just trying to find and build community with each other. Yet we need each other in order to survive. How can we rethink ‘healthy’ relationships through a disability and care-centered lens?
Shana Bulhan Haydock studies and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. They are a candidate in the M.F.A. Program for Poets & Writers, and they are also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies. Previously, they studied Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College. Shana grew up mostly in India, but they have been living in Western Massachusetts for more than a decade now. They recently won an Academy of American Poets Prize selected by Bianca Stone. Their creative work has appeared in Meridians, smoke + mold, the Asian-American Literary Review, and other publications. For more information, please visit their website.