Media Advisory - Nova Scotia's mental health movement is 100 years old! - CMHA celebrates at "Making Waves for Change" conference



    HALIFAX, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - One hundred years ago, a small but
dedicated group of volunteers sat down together and the Nova Scotia mental
health movement was born. The Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Mental
Health Association (CMHA) is hosting CMHA's national conference to coincide
with this momentous anniversary, as well as recognizing the formation of the
Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) one year ago and the
90th anniversary of CMHA as a national mental health organization. "Making
Waves for Change" will celebrate the past, present and future of mental health
in Canada.
    The conference will bring together 250 mental health practitioners,
policy-makers, individuals directly affected by mental illness and their
families and government leaders from across Canada.

    
    What:   Making Waves for Change-CMHA National Conference
    Where:  Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    When:   August 22 and 23, 2008

    Media Opportunities:

    - Book Launch: Protect, Befriend, Respect, written by Judith Fingard and
      John Rutherford. A history of 100 years of the mental health movement
      in Nova Scotia.

    - Keynote addresses to be delivered at 9:00 a.m. by:
        - Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction
          and Mental Health on Stigma and Mental Illness: Past Present and
          Future (August 22, 2008)
        - Michael Howlett, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission
          of Canada on The Mental Health Commission of Canada: One Year Later
          (August 23, 2008)

    Interview Opportunities:

    - Michael Howlett, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of
      Canada
    - Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and
      Mental Health
    - Dr. Taylor Alexander, CEO, CMHA, National Office
    - Carol Tooton, CEO, CMHA, Nova Scotia Division
    - Keith Anderson, psychiatric consumer-survivor
    




For further information:

For further information: or to schedule interviews: Carol Tooton, (902)
222-1622; For more information on the conference, visit
www.novascotia.cmha.ca

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