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What if we can change mental health treatment in Canada - one employee, and one employer at a time?

Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12 pm – 6 pm at TELUS Garden

Please join esteemed psychiatrist Dr. Diane McIntosh for a captivating afternoon sharing how we can transform mental health in our workplace and beyond. Canadians are thinking and talking about mental illness more often, and more thoughtfully. We understand the importance of mental health treatment—and the detriment of stigma—as never before. But we still face a lack of adequate resources for individuals suffering from psychiatric illness. Discover what we can do to support mental wellness in our workplaces through discussions with thought leaders in psychiatry, social change and business. This program is interactive and meant as an opportunity to share ideas and build momentum. The event will culminate with a cocktail reception for guests to recognize World Mental Health Day. Dr. Diane McIntosh will also be launching her anticipated new book, This is Depression.

Panel discussions include:

  • This is Depression: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

  • The Personal & Financial Cost of Mental Illness

  • New Horizons in Clinical Innovation

  • Cannabis, Gaming, Screens and the Adolescent Brain

  • Change Starts Here: How to Build Long-Term Social Change

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Diane McIntosh, Psychiatrist and Author

  • Ohad Arazi, VP & Chief Strategy Officer, TELUS Health

  • Dr. Ganive Bhinder

  • Allison Rosenthal, GM, Otsuka Canada

  • Dr. Pratap Chokka, CEO Chokka Center of Integrative Health and Clinical Professor, University of Alberta; Psychiatrist, Grey Nuns Hospital

  • Senator Yuen Pau Woo

  • Lesly Tayles, Regional Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon, Scotiabank

  • Corey Hirsch, Vancouver Canucks

  • Dan Leger, Senior Director, CNS Business Unit, Lundbeck Canada Inc.

  • Travis Lulay, BC Lions

  • Ginny Dennehy, The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation

Symposium Agenda

TELUS Garden, 24th floor Hosting Centre
510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Secure underground parking available


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