TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
Funded by 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.
CAMH experts include:
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 developmental psychopathology.
|WHEN:|| Tuesday March 5, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
|WHERE:|| Library, Jarvis Collegiate Institute
495 Jarvis St. Toronto
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.
SOURCE: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
For further information:
CAMH Media Relations Contact: Michael Torres; (416) 595-6015 or [email protected]