As part of Mental Health Week, TeenMentalHealth.org launched a five-part video blog (VLOG) mini-series and hosted a live Twitter chat in regards to different mental health topics.see more
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HALIFAX, NS – Mental health education and awareness not only helps reduce stigma, but can help teens living with mental illness or mental disorders feel comfortable seeking the help, treatment and support needed on their journey toward recovery.see more
OTTAWA ON, APRIL 21, 2013 - Dr. Kutcher has been awarded the John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education, from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.see more
HALIFAX, APRIL 12, 2013 - The tragic, complex and emotionally intense story of Rehtaeh Parsons has presented many challenges to all of us. One of these challenges for mainstream media is how to most appropriately report, giving responsible consideration and balance to the many and sometimes competing interests.
HALIFAX, April 9, 2013 - Today there has been heightened media attention surrounding teen suicide. The loss of any young person to suicide is a tragic situation for the family and the community. While it is important to shed light on the issue of teen suicide and generate discussion about suicide prevention, I would like to take this opportunity to remind, and share with media outlets in Nova Scotia of the importance of adhering to already existing guidelines that have been developed to promote safe and responsible reporting of suicide.see more
Halifax, NS, May 3, 2012 - Baseball Canada and StopConcussions.com are proud to be among the more than 25 supporters who have joined together to support education concerning brain injury in youth.see more
HALIFAX, June 21, 2011 –Dalhousie PhD candidate and Bedford resident Yifeng Wei was recently awarded one of the largest Doctoral Research Awards available from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support her research in the field of mental health education. Wei’s Doctoral Research Award consists of $105,000 that will be distributed to Wei over three years, and will cover her tuition and research expenses.see more
Halifax, NS. December 8, 2010 -- The best way to fight stigma is by increasing awareness and building knowledge. The YAC members, the majority of whom have lived experience with mental illness, came up with the idea of developing a video that would help dispel myths and provide some facts.see more
Halifax, NS, September 27, 2010 – Nova Scotia’s Dr. Stan Kutcher has become the most recent recipient of the prestigious JM Cleghorn Award. Honoured by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Kutcher is the tenth recipient of this award that recognizes his excellence and leadership in the area mental health research.see more
Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 23, 2010 -- Suicide attempts remain the second largest category for injury-related hospitalizations. Some of these attempts unfortunately result in death. The communication that follows this tragic event with the grieving family, friend or partner is often difficult and strained.see more
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