WATCH: The Walrus Talks at Home: Youth Mental Health

How can Canada better support young people’s mental health in a period of incredible upheaval?

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How can Canada better support young people’s mental health in a period of incredible upheaval?

What is the state of youth mental health today? Rates of mental illness, especially among younger generations, have been increasing for years, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the problem.

There are so many gaps in our understanding of how mental health disorders can be diagnosed, treated, and addressed. At The Walrus Talks at Home: Youth Mental Health, our speakers discuss the importance of prevention, identification, and treatment of mental illness to help improve youth well-being.


Photos of Theresa Bennett, Fae Johnstone, Myrna Lashley and Lee Thomas
 

Featuring five-minute talks and Q&A with:

  • Dr. Teresa Bennett, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, HHS/McMaster Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor and Jack Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centered Care, McMaster University
  • Fae Johnstone, Executive Director, Wisdom2Action
  • Lee Thomas, MSW, Lee Thomas Therapy Services
  • Dr. Myrna Lashley, Psychologist and Consultant in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Accessibility Information
We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247. Live captioning will be available for this event.

Presented by

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Logo reading "RBC Future Launch"

In 2021, the RBC Foundation donated $2 million to help launch the Brain Canada Youth Mental Health Platform Program, powered by RBC Future Launch, which will support a pioneering national project that will make meaningful advances in the field of youth mental health possible by enhancing existing technical and research capabilities of Canadian neuroscientists. This project will have a discernable impact on Canada’s capabilities in youth mental health research, and will result in greater access to specialized technology, and better coordination of the existing infrastructure for researchers and people with lived experience.


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