This talk will dispel myths about mental health, discussing what mental health care workers do and what resources are available in the region.
Mental health difficulties touch the lives of many, yet finding the right sources for help is not always easy. The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) offers three public outreach talks that will provide clear, useful, and practical information to anyone interested in learning more about mental health. In partnership with Waterloo Public Libraries, the talks will be presented on three Sunday afternoons in February, Psychology Month in Canada.
Doctoral students in UWaterloo’s Clinical Psychology program will present the talks, drawing upon their knowledge gained from years of study in psychology and their first-hand experiences working as mental health providers. The series includes:
- Mental Health 101 Dispelling myths about mental health and discussing what mental health care workers do and what resources are available in the region. Sunday, February 5, 2 to 3pm at Waterloo Public Library main branch, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
- Overcoming Anxiety and Depression Sharing a modern psychological perspective on anxiety and depression, what maintains these common difficulties and what can be done to overcome them. Sunday, February 12, 2 to 3pm at Waterloo Public Library main branch, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
- Mental Health in Childhood - Focusing in on common problems children face in childhood and when and how parents can seek help and best support their child. Sunday, February 26, 2 to 3pm Waterloo Public Library main branch, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo