The child and youth mental illness epidemic: Is it real? Can it be prevented?

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This seminar will present evidence on trends in the prevalence of child and youth mental illness and suicidality, and review recent research on health promotion strategies to reduce the burden associated with mental health. This will include discussion on whether making healthy behaviour changes such as making a child’s diet more healthy, improving parenting behaviours, or making efforts to build social support for a child could have a beneficial impact on a child’s mental health. Strategies like these can complement clinical management approaches, and give families ideas on how they may be able to be part of the informal treatment team.

Please register for The child and youth mental illness epidemic: Is it real? Can it be prevented? on May 29, 2019 11:00 AM EST at:

Colman_Ian 2017.jpgDr. Ian Colman

Dr. Colman is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Epidemiology and is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Colman directs the Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Life course (APEAL) Lab, which investigates longitudinal and life-course processes surrounding the epidemiology of depression, anxiety and suicide. Dr. Colman has published more than 125 papers, including multiple papers in the British Medical Journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Biological Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.