Media advisory - Douglas Institute launches Info-TRAUMA, an information and reference site for post-traumatic stress disorder unique in North America

    MONTREAL, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - On Tuesday, May 5, at 11 am.,
journalists are invited to meet Alain Brunet Ph.D., a post-traumatic stress
disorder researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and
creator of the Info-TRAUMA website. He will be accompanied by actor and
producer Karine Vanasse and actor Sébastien Huberdeau, both of whom play
victims of the traumatic events at Ecole Polytechnique in Denis Villeneuve's
film Polytechnique.
    Immediately following the screening of short excerpts from Polytechnique,
Alain Brunet will present Info-TRAUMA, an interactive website that provides a
new reference and diagnostic tool for victims of traumatic events, their loved
ones and healthcare professionals.

    WHAT:  Media briefing and screening of excerpts from the film
           Polytechnique and presentation of Info-Trauma website

    WHEN:  Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    TIME:  11 to 11:30 a.m.: excerpts from the film and presentation of Info-

    WHERE: Monument National, Café du Monument
           1182 Saint-Laurent Blvd.

    WHO:   Alain Brunet Ph.D., psychologist and researcher, Douglas
           Institute, creator of Info-Trauma
           Karine Vanasse, producer and actor (portrays a victim in the film)
           Sébastien Huberdeau, actor (portrays a victim in the film)
           Jane Lalonde, president and director general, Douglas Institute

    About the Douglas Institute -

    The Douglas is a world-class institute affiliated with McGill University
and the World Health Organization. It treats patients with mental illnesses
and offers them hope for recovery. Its teams of specialists and researchers
are continually advancing scientific knowledge, integrating it into patient
care and sharing it with the community to raise awareness and destigmatize
mental illness.

For further information:

For further information: Anik Le Marquand, (514) 843-2342, Cell: (514)

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