The Walrus

Solutions to Stigma and Other Barriers to Mapping and Getting Treatment

First in a series of onstage conversations on matters vital to today’s thought leaders, opinion makers, and policy creators

by The Walrus
RBC Conversation Series · From the November 2010 magazine

On October 4, 2010 at Toronto’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts, The Walrus partnered with RBC to launch an exciting new series of onstage conversations.

The first event in The Walrus RBC Conversation Series focused on child and youth mental health; it featured Dr. Simon Davidson (chair of the Child and Youth Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and chief of psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), Sarah Cannon (executive director of Parents for Children’s Mental Health), and Dr. Brendan Andrade (clinician-scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). Broadcast legend Valerie Pringle moderated this fascinating conversation about solutions to stigma and other barriers to mapping and getting treatment.

The Young Centre was packed to capacity, and we were delighted to be able to bring this important conversation to the mental health community. RBC and The Walrus will continue to program their Conversation Series. The next event will happen in the spring of 2011.

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