Author of PTSD study to speak at Toronto mental-health summit

TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Labour Minister’s annual PTSD Summit is taking place on Oct. 17 this year at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto, and Dr. Nick Carleton of the University of Regina has been invited to be the keynote speaker. An e-mail from the office of Kevin Flynn stated that the conference will gather together mental-health experts and first responders, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics, to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how to decrease the risk of it in workplaces. Dr. Carleton recently authored a report on PTSD and other mental-health issues in Canada’s public-safety sector, “Mental Disorder Symptoms among Public Safety Personnel in Canada”, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry in August (COHSN, Sept. 5). The PTSD Summit begins at 8:45 a.m. on the 17th, according to Flynn’s office.

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