Webinar - Live - Youth and Caregiver Perspectives of Mental Health and Navigating Support with Dr. Patrick Jachyra

In this webinar, a panel of youth and their caregivers describe the triumphs and challenges with mental health and discuss their experiences accessing healthcare support. This webinar will draw on a project completed by the POND Network, where youth created digital stories about their experiences with mental health and provided tips on how they would like healthcare professionals to speak to them about their mental health. 

This webinar is appropriate for caregivers of autistic youth and professionals working with autistic youth.

More information on the POND Youth Digital Stories can be found here.

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Patrick Jachyra, PhD

Patrick is an Assistant Professor at Durham University in the UK and an Affiliate Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in Toronto. The digital storytelling project discussed in this webinar was conducted in collaboration with members of the youth and parent program advisory councils at the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders Network (POND), Dr. Yona Lunsky (CAMH), and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital). This project was supported by the Child-Bright Network, the Ontario Brain Institute, and the POND Network. 

Lived Experience Panelists:

Jonathan Nyler, Sheldon Gaboury, Cathy Gaboury, and Shannon Pascoe.

Webinar Content Warning: The videos presented in the webinar may contain potentially triggering language around mental illness, including a mention of suicidal thoughts and behaviours. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, you are deserving of help and can call 1-833-456-4566. If you feel safe in the moment, follow up with your family physician or care team. If you require immediate, in-person emergency care, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency department.

Disclaimer: Opinions reflected in this webinar are those of the speaker(s) and presenter(s), and do not necessarily reflect Autism Ontario‚Äôs views. Please note Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information. Autism Ontario strongly believes that it is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions. 

February 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
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Phone: 416-246-9592  ext. 392
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