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Teen Suicide Prevention Seminar

Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Leisure Time Club in Collingwood

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation

On Thursday April 19th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation’s Education Advisory Committee is hosting the seminar “R U OKAY – Teen suicide Prevention” at the Leisure Time Club in Collingwood. A four member panel will be addressing factors that contribute to teen suicide, offering resources and help for teens, parents and caregivers.   The presentation will include information on treatment including a therapeutic running program.
Panel members include Melissa Carroll, studying for her PHD at McMaster University. Carroll will be discussing factors that contribute to teen suicide such as depression, bullying, sexuality and loneliness.
Gwen Jamieson, a counselor for the Georgian Bay Health Team, will be discussing causes of teen suicide, resources and help for teens and their families.
Dan McGann, an adolescent team social worker at the Credit Valley Hospital will be discussing treatment and counseling as it relates to his “Chasing Down Demons” program – a running group therapy program for teens battling anxiety and depression.
Dr. Mark Quigg, a Collingwood family physician will be addressing the role of the family physician in comprehensive treatment.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
For additional information and to reserve your free seat, please contact the Foundation office at (705) 444- 8675 or go to and click the RU OKAY button.
If you have any questions about this release, please contact
Jory Pritchard-Kerr, Executive Director,
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation at 705.444.8645
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation
459 Hume Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1W9
Tel: (705) 444.8645  Fax: (705) 444.8610

Kelly Hopkins
Communications Coordinator
Collingwood G&M Hospital and Foundation
459 Hume St., Collingwood, ON L9Y 1W9
Tel: (705) 444-8640   Fax: (705) 444-8610

Contact: Foundation Officve
Phone: 705 444 8675


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