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Laying the Foundation for Change: Rolling Out a Collaborative Vision to Reduce Suicides in Ottawa
Information Session
For: General public
Provided by: University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI)

Date and Time

Wed Oct 5, 2016 (This event is over)
5:30 - 7:30pm


451 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1

Event Description

Dr. David Park, Director of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI), and Dr. Kathy Gillis, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, are proud to host Dr. Simon Hatcher, Vice-Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hatcher, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, the uOBMRI, and community partners have created the Vision 20x20 suicide prevention initiative which aims to reduce rates of suicide and self-harm in Ottawa by 20% by the year 2020.

This event will comprise an overview of suicide across the lifespan, from youth to adult mental health in Ottawa. Patients, and specialized clinicians from pediatrics across the lifespan will provide personal accounts of their experience with depression, suicide and self-harm.

Take advantage of the opportunity to be updated on recent proposed changes to the health care system in Ottawa to address suicide and self-harm. See what Vision 20x20 has accomplished to date and innovative plans for the next four years.

Learn about the research happening in your community, for example:

What information are we gathering from our very own emergency rooms?
What evidence-based interventions are we using to spread information about suicide to make sure it’s reaching everybody, including high-risk groups?
Get inspired by local organizations who have come together and adopted research strategies for the improvement of workplace mental health, focusing on depression. Discover new innovative interventions, like the use of software algorithms to scan social media profiles to identify warning signs of self-harm.

Lastly, come join us at our booths where you can connect with community organizations, researchers, and advocacy groups to see what else is available right here in our own backyard. Step into the future of this suicide-prevention initiative. What findings and projects will stand the test of time and become part of our long-term suicide-prevention strategy?

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This event is listed under these topics

Self-harm including Self-cutting
Mental Health in General
Last modified Oct 3, 2016 1:27pm
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