Webinar Offers Resources for Women Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Illness / Substance Use Disorders
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:00:00 PM
One in five Canadians experience a mental health or addiction issue each year, and the majority of those with substance use disorders are male. Women, as nurturers, are often in a caregiver role and unsure where to turn for help.
This webinar, which coincides with National Addictions Awareness Week and Alberta's Family Violence Prevention Month, is designed as a resource for women who are supporting loved ones with mental health and/or substance use disorders and need practical advice. Panelists with lived experiences and mental health advocates will share their perspectives for the benefit of others faced with a struggling spouse, child, sister, parent or friend.
FREE WEBINAR: Resources for Women Supporting Loved Ones with
Mental Illness and/or Substance Use Disorders
Thursday, November 25, 2021, from 7-8:30 p.m. MST
- Karen Gosbee, Author of A Perfect Nightmare & Co-Chair, Calgary's Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction Stewardship Group
- Dr. Valerie Taylor, Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary
- MLA Leela Aheer, Alberta United Conservative Party Caucus member
- Dr. Jane Foster, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
SOURCE: Harm Reduction Coalition