Holiday and stress issues, safe parties, alcohol effect/impact, National Safe Driving Week, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Expert sources for holiday stories

    TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Visiting friends and family. Holiday parties.
Shopping deadlines. Sometimes we need help to cope or stay safe and healthy.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers resource material,
quick tips and experts for interview for holiday-related stories:

    Dr. Eilenna Denisoff - CAMH Work, Stress & Health and Psychological Trauma

    -   Holiday stress; signs and symptoms that you may be in need of
    -   Techniques for coping with the pressures of the season.

    Dr. Robert Levitan CAMH Mood and Anxiety Program

    -   Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - signs and symptoms
    -   Coping with holiday stress - tips and treatment options

    Dr. Robert E. Mann, CAMH Public Health and Regulatory Policy Unit; Social,
Prevention & Health Policy Research Dept

    -   Epidemiology of alcohol and drug use and problems, including impaired
    -   Low-risk drinking and safety during the holiday season.
    -   Prevention programs and policies to reduce the harms related to
        alcohol consumption.

    Resources for reference (available at
    -   Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines
    -   Having a party? Great tips to lower your risks as a host

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is one of the leading
addiction and mental health organizations in North America and Canada's
largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. Integrating clinical
care, scientific research, education, policy development and health promotion,
CAMH transforms the lives of people impacted by mental health and addiction
    CAMH is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
Collaborating Centre, and is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews please contact Michael
Torres, Media Relations, CAMH, (416) 595-6015

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