Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to be briefed by Dr. Stan Kutcher on mental health initiatives

HALIFAX – (April 21, 2015) – As part of the Halifax visit, Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be briefed by Dr. Stan Kutcher of TeenMentalHealth.org, on the various mental health initiatives and projects being rolled our across Canada and beyond.

The presentation will have Mrs. Johnston learn about how the initiatives and programs meet the needs of youth, parents, educators and health care providers through mental health literacy and education. Programs such as Transitions, which is a resource to help students transition from high-school to post-secondary school, will be highlighted, along with an overview of the School Mental Health initiative, The Family Pack and Brain Injury Guides to name a few.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion with experts in the mental health care sector, along with representatives from various organizations and community members.

WHO: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and Dr. Stan Kutcher of TeenMentalHealth.org

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22 from 12-2pm

WHERE: University Hall, MacDonald Building, Dalhousie University

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TeenMentalHealth.org uses the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready training programs, publications, tools and resources to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health issues. Dr. Stan Kutcher works to create, develop and deliver research, education and clinical programs by collaborating with its audiences.

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