Mental Health Symposium 2016 for June 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, June 17h, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will iSkye Silverweb presenting on this weekend’s Virtual Ability’s Mental Health Symposium 2016 event, taking place on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at The Sojourner Auditorium on the Virtual Ability Island in Second Life. This year’s theme is “Down But Not Out” which will feature mental health professionals and individuals who are doing incredible work. You will see a broad range of perspectives and approaches to diagnosing and treating mental illnesses, network with others, and gain insights that may give you a new perspective on mental health and the outlook for treatment and quality of life possibilities. 
You can view the full agenda and speaker list of this year’s Mental Health Symposium 2016 at
iSkye Silverweb wears a few hats in the Virtual Ability community: Virtual Ability community events scheduler, Community calendar keeper, Virtual Ability Flickr maven, and a Virtual Ability Mentor. She helps plan the two annual conferences hosted by Virtual Ability: Mental Health Symposium and International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference and is also a member of several mentor groups besides the Virtual Ability Mentors. She enjoys helping new residents get a good start in their Second Life experience. For fun, iSkye does grid hunts, explores art installations, goes shopping, and participates in activities with BURN2and the Lamplighters. 
Join us in Second Life! 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, Junw 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup / Caravan Studios Announcements
  • 8:50 AM Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Mental Health Symposium 2016
  • 9:40 am Open Mic / Announcements
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios –, a division of TechSoup, The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir