- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
This year nine sites across Canada will be participating in Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia by hosting free workshops open to the public. Vancouver’s Mental Health Symposia will take place this year on Monday September 30, 2013 from 4pm-6:30pm.
This event is intended for everyone! Families, parents, youth, seniors, health care provides, educators, services providers, justice workers and members of the general public are all invited to participate! Participants can expect to hear presentations on new research that is being done in British Columbia, see a special exhibit of The One Project by Bryce Evans and talk to representatives from the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.
This year’s presentations are:
You Can Make a Difference - Engaging Families In The Prevention of Bullying
Kathreen Riel, B.Ed., MA Curriculum Specialist for the WITS Program
Metabolic Side Effects Caused by Second Generation Antipsychotic Medications
Dr. Jana Davidson, MD, FRCP(C)
Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos
We Can Save Lives
Suicide Prevention in the 21st century
Dr. Tyler Black
Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Unit at BC Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia
This event is the result of a collaboration between BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and Healthy Minds Canada.