KutcherHALIFAX, NS – (December 3, 2014) – TeenMentalHealth.org is pleased to announce that today, Dr. Stan Kutcher has been invested into the Order of Nova Scotia, the Province’s highest honour.

From Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, Dr. Kutcher is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and an international leader in mental health research, advocacy and health services education. His works throughout the province have impacted many and changed the way health care is delivered today. He has improved mental health care through specialty clinical programs, first onset psychosis and mobile crisis care.

A founding member of Laing House, he has led the development of school mental health programs, reaching students throughout the province. He established the mental health research program, recruiting top researchers and academics to Nova Scotia and was instrumental in establishing the Brain Repair Centre, and the International/Global Health Office.

Dr. Kutcher has served as Associate Dean, International Health and as Department Head, Department of Psychiatry, at Dalhousie University. He has created TeenMentalHealth.org, an innovative knowledge translation resource meeting the needs of youth, parents, educators and health providers. As Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental Health Policy, Dr. Kutcher has made major developments in international mental health policies and guidelines.

His passion and advocacy for mental health, academic medicine and innovation has made, and will continue to make a substantial impact on improving the lives our youth, their families, our communities, in Nova Scotia and around the world. 

Dr. Kutcher is one of five named being inducted into the Order of Nova Scotia. Click here to view the full list: http://novascotia.ca/iga/2014recipients.asp

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About TeenMentalHealth.Org

TeenMentalHealth.org by Dr. Stan Kutcher creates, translates & disseminates evidence based knowledge related to adolescent mental health. Our model is to use the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready training programs, publications, tools and resources that can be applied across disciplines to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health issues. Dr. Stan Kutcher and his team are working to create, develop and deliver nationally and internationally recognized research, education and clinical programs by collaborating with health care providers, policymakers, schools, the business community, non-profit organizations and the general public. Dr. Kutcher is also the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, a partnership between Sun Life Financial, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre.

About The Order of Nova Scotia

The Order of Nova Scotia is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. Established in 2001, it encourages excellence by recognizing Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements. Members of the Order of Nova Scotia have distinguished themselves in many fields of endeavour and have brought honour and prestige to themselves and to Nova Scotia.

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