From Mental Health Commission of Canada

Today the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is partnering with Algonquin College to host a panel discussion on the mental health needs of emerging adults. Emerging youth refers to the developmental life stage from late adolescence to early adulthood, roughly ages 16 to 25. This stage is when early symptoms of diagnosable mental health problems and illnesses most often develop. It is also when young adults face the most barriers in accessing services, often disconnecting from services as they are forced to transition from youth to adult services at 18 or 19.

This event will launch a series of powerful video testimonials by emerging adults describing their unique needs and feature an engaging panel discussion with:

Moderator:
Samuel Breau, Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Public Affairs, MHCC

Opening Remarks:
Louise Bradley, President and CEO, MHCC

Panelists:

  • Dr. Kim Corace, Director, Clinical Programming and Research, Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
  • Don Mahleka, Member, MHCC Youth Advisory Council and emerging adult
  • Alicia Raimundo, Member MHCC Hallway Group and emerging adult
  • Corrine Sauvé, Featured in MHCC emerging adult video series
  • Doug Stringer, Manager of Student Wellness, Algonquin College

Date:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Location
Algonquin College
Student Commons, Building E (2nd Floor)
1385 Woodroffe Ave
Nepean, ON K2G 1V8

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Contacts
Mental Health Commission of Canada, Media Relations
613-857-0840 / media@mentalhealthcommission.ca

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