Mood Disorders Society of Canada to Present to Federal Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

OTTAWA, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) will appear before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to examine occupational stress injuries, namely post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The MDSC will guide the committee through the multiple levels at which PTSD needs to be addressed: prevention; anti-stigma; diagnosis; and treatment.

Phil Upshall, MDSC National Executive Director, alongside Louise Bradley, MHCC President and CEO will jointly present to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security that will prepare health care providers in Canada to recognize, diagnose and initiate treatment of PTSD. Outreach and training to Canada's physicians and nurses is an effective way to provide immediate help for anyone, including veterans and first responders, living with PTSD.

 

Date:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Time:

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location:

131 Queen Street, Room 7-52

 

SOURCE Mood Disorders Society of Canada

For further information: For interviews: Phil Upshall, National Executive Director, Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Tel: (519) 824-5565, Website: http://www.mooddisorderscanada.ca ; Jacquie LaRocque, Principal, Compass Rose Group, Tel: (613) 614-6339, Website: www.compassrosegroup.org


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