W e are pleased to present a collective celebration of the work that has been done by the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health over the past ten years.

Our plan has been to build on mental health awareness so that the complete puzzle that is youth mental health could begin to be solved. Our mission has been to give youth, parents, educators and healthcare providers the knowledge, understanding and tools to improve mental health care for youth.

We look forward to continuing our work towards bettering youth mental health across the globe.

  • The work undertaken by Dr. Kutcher and the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health team over the past 10 years has been welcomed and appreciated by patients and families and those who work in the field of mental health care.  He has broken down barriers between institutions by showing the importance of bringing mental health care into our schools and communities where young people learn and live. His expertise coupled with his ability to influence public policy demonstrates the value and impact of having a dedicated chair in adolescent mental health.

    Tracy Kitch
    Tracy Kitch CEO, IWK Health Centre
  • When I made the move from the newsroom to the Nova Scotia Hospital I was thrilled to reconnect with Dr. Kutcher and TeenMentalHealth.Org. In my current role, I regularly visit this website and share its wealth of information with others. I know I can always access the most up-to-date, evidence-based practical knowledge on teen mental health and addictions there. Nova Scotians are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Kutcher and his Sun Life Financial Chair team leading the charge, not just here in Canada, but beyond. The Foundation is a proud supporter of Dr. Kutcher and his team. We wholeheartedly thank them for ten years of helping us change the way people think!

    Starr Dobson
    Starr Dobson President & CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
  • Dr. Kutcher has traveled all over the world training people with the goal of improving mental health literacy. He has been highly sought after globally to share his knowledge and expertise on youth mental health and he has won countless awards for his work. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Kutcher hold the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health. He has made a resounding impact on youth mental health in the community, country and abroad, and will no doubt continue to do so for many years to come.

    Michael Teehan
    Michael Teehan Department Head, Psychiatry, Dalhousie University