Down but not out: Youth depression and suicide
It seems like there isn’t a week that goes by where we don’t hear about another tragedy where a young person suffering in silence ends up taking their own life. The conversation about mental health and illness is becoming a more public one. We know a great deal about youth mental health, depression and suicide and yet families and many people working with youth still feel ill-equipped to deal with these issues on a day to day basis. This presentation will discuss youth mental health with a focus on depression and suicide. Information will be shared on what we know and what we can do. Dr. Manion will draw upon his many years of clinical and research experience as well as what he has learned through programs like Youth Net / Réseau Ado which offer alternates to supporting youth and promoting wellness.
Dr. Ian Manion is the Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. Visit http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/ for more information about the Centre.