What do genes mean for your mental health and how can genetic counselling help? What's the key difference between clinical depression and stress? And what is the role of childhood trauma, neglect, and maltreatment in the development of mental disorders and addiction? Presented by Dr. Jehannine Austin, Canada Research Chair, Translational Psychiatric Genomics; Prof., Dept. of Medical Genetics & Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Raymond Lam, Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Director, Mood Disorders Centre, UBC Hospital. | Dr. Christian Schutz, Research Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences, PHCRI; Associate Prof., Institute of Mental Health, Dept. of Psychiatry, UBC. (2010)
Of the nearly 150 Grade 10-12 students who attended Mini Med School BC - Vancouver Island, 100 per cent said they'd recommend the daylong health science youth outreach and public education program to others.
National Child and Youth Mental Health Day is on Saturday, May 7. It’s a great opportunity to talk to children and youth about mental health challenges and disorders to reduce the stigma around mental health and get the conversation started.
This month’s Research Roundup covers the impact of mandatory Active Play Standards on childcare centres’ policies and practices in British Columbia, a positive and supportive way to increase health behaviours and maintain bone health in children, and how changing terminology can help support kids with neurodisability.
BC Children’s Hospital is part of a new cross-Canada network called the Pediatric Outcome Improvement through Coordination of Research Networks (POPCORN). The overall objective of POPCORN is to further understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare child health researchers and their networks for the next pandemic or public health issue of importance.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.