Feb. 26, 2013 – Teen bullying, stress, anxiety and suicide are issues that have many
parents and educators concerned. A recent survey of Ontario students by the Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health (CAMH) found that 29 per cent – an estimated 288,000 young people – had been bullied at school, with
cyberbullying emerging as a problem. On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, CAMH presents Café Scientifique: Time to Talk about Teen
Mental Health: From Causes to Cures.
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR), Café Scientifique is an
opportunity to hear from some of Canada’s leading health researchers
on youth mental health. Hosted and moderated by CTV’s Pauline Chan, this talk
will feature CAMH scientists as well as a performance by spoken word artist Mustafa Ahmed.
- Dr. Joanna Henderson – Scientist with CAMH’s Child, Youth & Family Program
and principal investigator on a CIHR Emerging Team grant to develop approaches
to understanding child and adolescent mental health and substance use concerns.
- Dr. Robert Levitan – Senior Scientist in the Mood & Anxiety division, is an expert on mood disorders and is currently
studying how the interaction between genes and
environment affects child development and behaviours. This may help predict the
likelihood that children will develop depression, anxiety and ADHD.
- Dr. David Wolfe – Director of CAMH’s Centre for Prevention Science and author, specializes in issues
affecting children and youth, including abnormal child and adolescent
psychology, with a special focus on child abuse, domestic violence, and
March 5, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Library, Jarvis Collegiate
About the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and
addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research
centres in its field. CAMH combines
clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to
help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University
of Toronto, and is a Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
For more information, please visit www.camh.ca.
CAMH Media Relations Contact: Michael
Torres; (416) 595-6015 or email@example.com