Veteran/advocate Brian McKenna and psychologist Dr. Candice Monson explore veterans’ mental health issues. Drawing on lived experience with PTSD, Brian shares about the psychological challenges and opportunities faced by veterans who’ve served both at home and abroad. Dr. Monson, a clinician and researcher at Ryerson University, talks about the impacts of internal and external stigma on veterans’ mental health, and summarizes emerging trends in trauma research and treatment.
Danielle Impey (Mental Health Commission of Canada) and Debra Coffey (Registered Professional Counsellor) explore the emerging field of e-mental health, which uses the Internet and other technologies to provide care faster and from rural and remote locations. Impey explains the phenomenon and talks about the infrastructure, funding, training, and quality control needed. Coffey underscores the benefits and potential pitfalls of e-mental health for both clients and practitioners.
Drs. Trevor Hancock and Warren Bell share invaluable insights about the inefficiencies of our existing “downstream” mental health care system, and the opportunities provided by an “upstream” approach that better serves individuals, families, workplaces, and communities through prevention and health promotion. Dr. Hancock is a public health scholar and Dr. Bell, a GP and activist for more than 40 years.
DEPRESSION: Key Links Between Lived Experience and Emerging Science
ROLE CALL: Local Governments' Contributions to Community Mental Health
STIGMA: From Stereotyping and Discrimination to Compassion and Inclusion
WEALTH IN MENTAL HEALTH: Mobilizing a Just and Green Recovery Economy
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