TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The holiday season can be a stressful time. Whether it's anxiety at a time when there are more social gatherings, or dealing with job loss or income insecurity during the gift-giving season, or the first holiday after the passing of a loved one or other traumatic events, this can be a challenging time of year for people with or without lived experience of mental illness.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has a variety of experts available this month for interviews on a range of topics.
Dr. David Gratzer, CAMH Psychiatrist
- Can speak to all aspects of mental health
Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor
- Can speak to all aspects of mental health, including workplace mental health.
Dr. Juveria Zaheer, Clinician Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and Education Administrator, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Emergency Department
- An expert on suicidal ideation and lead author of a recently published clinical guidebook for suicide prevention in the military
Dr. Judith Laposa, Clinician Scientist and Psychologist, Mood and Anxiety Division
- Areas of expertise include social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia
Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist
- Areas of expertise include holiday and post-holiday stress, social anxiety and PTSD
Resources for coping with the holidays:
- job loss resources for workers
- Tis the Season for Dealing with Toxic Interactions
- Holiday Party Tips from Our Saying When app
- A Stress-Free Start to the New Year
- Crisis Resources page
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