Dr Stan Kutcher

Youth mental health expert
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Mental Health Literacy in Schools: addressing Pollyanna, pap and the wellness industry with evidence, clear language and critical thinking

Mental health literacy is the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention and care. Talking smart about child and teen mental health means sorting out the competing programs generated by the wellness industry and looking for the best evidence-based offerings. A freely available, simple, sustainable and pedagogically familiar approach with solid research evidence to support its implementation developed at the Dalhousie Medical School demonstrates significant and substantial impact on both teachers and students. This presentation will explain this approach, provide an introduction to the resources used and share the data on its positive effects.

Bio

Dr Stan Kutcher is an internationally-renowned expert in adolescent mental health and a national and international leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, policy, and services innovation working at the IWK Health Center and Dalhousie University. He has received numerous awards and honors locally, nationally and internationally for his work. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health and is the author of more than 300 scientific papers and the author/co-author of numerous medical textbooks. Currently his focus is on knowledge translation pertaining to improving mental health literacy and mental health care in schools and primary care as well as the development, application and evaluation of electronic youth mental health engagement,self-care and personal health record. He continues his innovative youth mental health development and research across Canada, and globally.

Website: http://teenmentalhealth.org/

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National Conference 2016

Mental Health Literacy in Schools: A simple, sustainable and effective evidence based approach

Mental health literacy is the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention and care. A freely available, simple, sustainable and pedagogically familiar approach with solid research evidence to support its implementation demonstrates significant and substantial impact on both teachers and students. This presentation will inform attendees of this approach, provide an introduction to the resources used and share the data on its positive effects.

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