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Perspective: Traveling with a Mental Illness

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New York — Tuesday, October 12, 2021From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pmLos Angeles — Tuesday, October 12, 2021From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmLondon — Wednesday, October 13, 2021From 1:00 am to 2:00 amAthens — Wednesday, October 13, 2021From 3:00 am to 4:00 amSingapore — Wednesday, October 13, 2021From 8:00 am to 9:00 amSydney — Wednesday, October 13, 2021From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


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Mental health conditions shouldn’t stop you from traveling.

It's Meggie's mission to destigmatize mental illnesses through travel. In this talk, Meggie Tran will share what they've done while traveling with a mental illness based on their experiences.

Together, we will learn how to:

  • Look at mental illnesses objectively as medical conditions
  • Unlearn misunderstandings about how travel plays a role in mental health
  • Accommodate your travels and make plans that best suit you
  • Seek therapy before and during travel
  • Manage mental health medications
  • Use helpful resources and tools

In our Q&A session, feel free to ask Meggie anything about travel, mental health, or whatever you want to know!

MEGGIE TRAN (she/they) is a second-generation Vietnamese American who has OCD, social anxiety, and intergenerational trauma.

Meggie shares practical resources to make travel more accessible for people with mental health concerns. They also enjoy writing hilarious and inspiring stories about people, places, and the planet we live on. Their writings have been featured on Fodor's Travel, Thrive Global, and the International OCD Foundation.

Disclosure from Meggie: I am not a doctor or therapist. Do not use my advice as a diagnosis or official treatment/therapy. I only share thoughts and information based on my experiences. Please visit a registered doctor and/or therapist before basing any mental health decisions from me.

Connect with Meggie on their blog Mindful Meggie, on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Meggie leads another life as a famous figure in an online gaming community. If you're a gamer or a fan of an online community game called Club Penguin, follow Meggie (known as Tech70) on their Twitter gaming account @Tech70CP.

NOTE: October is a month that means a lot to Meggie. The International OCD Foundation and the OCD community are banding together for OCD Awareness Week from October 10-16. After treatment for OCD, Meggie didn't only get their mental well-being improved, but they began living a freer life. Proceeds go to the International OCD Foundation to help folks with this chronic disorder get the treatment they need for a chance of a life of freedom like Meggie. Please consider donating today.

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