Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 7 May 2015

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 7: May 2015

Mental Health Matters - Updates from your Department provides monthly updates on members' activities, while highlighting the successes and achievements of the Department of Psychiatry and its members.


Dr. Andrea Stewart appointed Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Training Program Adobe PDF (142 KB)

Dr. Lisa McMurray appointed Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Residency Program Adobe PDF (175 KB)


Brain Health Awareness Week Panel Discussion - PTSD in First Responders and its Link to Suicide: What can we do about it? - September 16 Adobe PDF (1.42 MB)

Dr. George Tasca's PPRNet Blog – May Update

Education & Events

Special University Round with Dr. Kathleen Brady: Stress, Comorbidity and Addictions (OTN ADDED) – May 14 Adobe PDF (5.55 MB)

Student Discussion with Dr. Kathleen Brady – How to have a Successful Academic Career – May 14 Adobe PDF (6.40 MB)

Dr. Pierre Blier to discuss the impact of how medications are named at next Conversations at The Royal – May 21

CanMEDS Roles Workshops: Health Advocate – May 27

Dr. Leah Layman-Pleet and Dr. Ginette Goulard to speak at Child and Youth Mental Health Conference at The Royal – May 29, 2015

Resident, Fellow and Faculty Dinner – June 4 Adobe PDF (849 KB)

Annual Faculty Development Full Day - Teaching and Evaluating CanMEDS Roles - Communicator, Collaborator and Manager – June 17

In the News

Dr. Raj Bhatla discusses why being male is a risk factor for poor mental health

Dr. Hany Bissada comments on the dangers of attempting to lose an unhealthy amount of weight in a short time

Dr. John Bradford discusses John Kastner's NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

Dr. Simon Hatcher provides insight on the rise in PTSD hospital admissions

Dr. Zul Merali comments on the Ontario government's $2 million donation to The Royal

Dr. Zul Merali discusses $1 million donation to The Royal for young researchers

Dr. Michael Seto discusses his research on those deemed not criminally responsible

Recent Appointments

Dr. Heidi King (in process) - Clinical Lecturer – The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus