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Mohawk College hosts a CBC Hamilton town hall and live webcast on Mental Health 101: Youth and the Hidden Crisis in our Community on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at the Fennell Campus. The town hall is open free-of-charge to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Moderated by CBC News Morning Heather Hiscox, the town hall will examine the hidden crisis of youth mental health in the community. During the event, questions can be emailed to Hamilton@cbc.ca or posted on Twitter at #mh101.

Young people and their parents, youth counsellors, health care professionals, educators, and the police will share personal stories, discuss ways to break down the stigma of mental illness, and suggest solutions for change. The panel will include:

  • Sarah Cannon, Mother of teen diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Executive Director of Parents for Children’s Mental Health

  • Dr. Sheila Harms, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Assistant Professor with McMaster Children’s Hospital, Good Shepherd Youth Services, Peninsula Youth Centre, & Catholic Children’s Aid Society, Hamilton

  • David Hoy, Manager, Social Work Services Department with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

  • Mariette Lee, Honours English and Anthropology student & survivor living with depression and anxiety and President of COPE: A Student Mental Health Initiative, McMaster University