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Connecting Our Community to Mental Health Information & Resources

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue

McLaughlin Auditorium, E-wing Ground Floor

Toronto, Ontario M4N3M5

Canada

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The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) invites you to join Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook, for a community Open House to learn more about the unique mental health services available at Sunnybrook as well as other resources in the community.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm

McLaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, E-wing Ground Floor



Select from one of the following Breakout Sessions which will consist of panel discussions with psychiatrists, support staff, and people with lived experience:

Session A: Memory, Mood and Maturity: Taking Care of the Mental Health of Older Adults

  • Led by: Dr. Nathan Herrmann, Head of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric conditions in older adults can be more challenging to treat because of associated and interacting medical problems. At Sunnybrook we consider the complex interaction between brain, mind and body.

Session B: Old and New: Adding Cutting-Edge Interventions to Gold-Standard Treatment for Mood Disorders

  • Led by: Dr. Mark Sinyor, Adult Psychiatrist
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and antidepressant medication are the gold-standard treatment for mood disorders but sometimes they do not work. Innovative enhancements to these therapies are being developed and tested at Sunnybrook.

Session C: When Obsession Takes Over: Addressing the Health Care Gap for Severe OCD at the Thompson Centre

  • Led by: Dr. Peggy Richter, Head of the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre
  • OCD is a surprisingly common psychiatric condition but sometimes can be very severe, debilitating and difficult to treat. The Thompson Centre has a special role to play.

Session D: Inside Out: Understanding Youth Mental Health and Accessing Help

  • Led by: Dr. John Teshima, Youth Psychiatrist
  • Youth and young adults can have special mental health challenges. Sunnybrook’s unique expertise to treat this population will be highlighted.



Speak with representatives from community organizations at different booths to find out about support programs.



FREE admission. FREE parking in Garage 1. Light refreshments provided.




Please RSVP:

  • Click "Register" on this page
  • Or call 416-480-6100 ext. 5079




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If you or someone you care about is suffering in silence, REACH OUT and get the help you need. For more information on mental health services available to you: Sunnybrook.ca/Psychiatry

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue

McLaughlin Auditorium, E-wing Ground Floor

Toronto, Ontario M4N3M5

Canada

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