No More Secrets: A West Vancouver Forum on Youth Mental Health is co-presented by the District of West Vancouver and the West Vancouver School District.
The forum is being hosted to bring parents, students and community health professionals together to explore ways to take action on youth mental health issues such as ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression and more.
Dr. Steve Mathias, a UBC-trained psychiatrist specializing in youth mental health issues, will deliver a keynote presentation, followed by breakout sessions for parents and youth. Dr. Mathias is currently the medical manager for the Inner City Youth Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Positive mental health is more than the mere absence of a mental illness. The purpose of this forum is to demystify youth mental health issues, increase understanding and develop a shared knowledge of existing services and how to access them.