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28th April 2011

Youth Mental Health Discussion To Be Held On Facebook

kinark child and family servicesPSA: Kinark Child and Family Services – in conjunction with Children’s Mental Health Week May 1 to 8, 2011 – is pleased to announce they will be hosting Ask the Experts, a special Facebook event designed to increase conversation about child and youth mental health.

“It is important to talk openly about child and youth mental health to build awareness, reduce stigma and support our children, youth and their families,” says Peter Moore, Executive Director. “Through the direct access that Facebook offers, it is our hope that providing the public with an opportunity to connect immediately with our experts will encourage discussion and shed some light on children’s mental health issues.”

From Monday to Thursday during Children’s Mental Health Week, a different expert will lead a one-hour, question and answer-style discussion on the wall of the Kinark Child and Family Services Facebook Page. The four experts will be ready to answer questions on their specific topics from anyone and everyone who is signed on to Facebook and “likes” the Kinark page.

Who:

Executive Director, Peter Moore; Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Rod Evans; Executive Director at Parents for Children’s Mental Health
Sarah Cannon; and former Kinark youth, Jessica Vallentyne Clements

Topics By Date:

May 2 – Stigma – 12 – 1 p.m.
May 3 – Teen Suicide – 12 – 1 p.m.
May 4 – Child and Youth Mental Health, Parent Perspective – 12 – 1 p.m.
May 5 – Child and Youth Mental Health, Youth Perspective – 9 – 10 p.m.

Where:

The Wall, Kinark Child and Family Services Facebook Page.

Why:

To increase conversation with the intention of eliminating the stigma surrounding child and youth mental health, to promote awareness for Children’s Mental Health Week, and to reach parents and youth in a unique and innovative way through social media.

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