63rd Annual Mental Health Week: The Douglas Institute opens a dialogue


MONTREAL, May 1st, 2014 /CNW/ - The Douglas Mental health University Institute is proud to once again be associated with the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week, which takes place May 5 to 11 and is dedicated to prevention and dialogue.

The Salon de la santé mentale du Sud-Ouest-Verdun

This edition of Mental Health Week offers all sorts of events. One of these is the 3rd annual Salon de la santé mentale du Sud-Ouest-Verdun which will take place at the Centre Champlain (1201 Argyle St.) in Verdun on Wednesday, May 7 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Building on its past successes, the Salon gathers 44 organizations whose mission is to offer help and support to people living with mental health problems and their loved ones.

The day is packed with conferences:

Vivre avec le stress… un défi pour tous, by psychologist Marie-Josée Boileau; La face cachée du sommeil, by Dr. Diane Boivin, Douglas Institute researcher and author of "Le sommeil et vous". (in the morning)

Quand les valeurs du travail nous envahissent, by another Douglas researcher Michel Perreault, who wrote the book "Je ne suis pas une compagnie! L'intrusion des valeurs corporatives dans notre intimité"; as well as a conference on immigration and mental health by Angela Stoica, a teacher and specialist in intercultural relations and communications. (in the afternoon).

For this 63rd edition, the CMHA is launching the first-ever Be Mind Full initiative. They are starting a conversation, asking Canadians to tell us how they really feel. Are you fine or phine? Too often people claim to be feeling fine when they are not. The result: approximately seven million Canadians – 20 per cent of the population – live with mental illness. And, many do not seek treatment because of the associated stigma and discrimination.

Our experts are ready to answer media questions.

For information About the Douglas Institute – www.douglas.qc.ca        

The Douglas is a world-class institute affiliated with McGill University and the World Health Organization. It treats people suffering from mental illness and offers them both hope and healing. Its teams of specialists and researchers are constantly increasing scientific knowledge, integrating this knowledge into patient care, and sharing it with the community in order to educate the public and eliminate prejudices surrounding mental health.


SOURCE: Douglas Mental Health University Institute

For further information: and interviews: Florence Meney, Media Relations, Communications and Public Affairs Directorate, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Dobell Pav.- 6875 LaSalle Blvd., B-2122 - Montreal, QC H4H 1R3, T. 514-761-6131, ext. 2769, Florence.meney@douglas.mcgill.ca


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