Fact Sheet - The Surgeon General 2016 Mental Health Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention in the Canadian Armed Forces

July 6, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Chair:

  • Dr. Jitender Sareen, MD, Professor and Head of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba

Co-Chair:

  • Dr. Rakesh Jetly, Senior Psychiatrist for the Canadian Armed Forces

Research Team:

  • Dr. Pamela Holens, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • Ms. Sarah Turner, MSc., University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Cara Katz, MD, University of Manitoba

Canadian Panelists:

  • Dr. Natalie Mota, Assistant Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Sidney Kennedy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Marnin Heisel, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Ken Cooper, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Ayal Schaffer, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Jim Thompson, MD, Research Medical Advisor in the Research Directorate at Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Dr. Alexandra Heber, MD, Chief Psychiatrist of Veterans Affairs Canada

International Panelists:

  • Dr. Kate Comtois, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Washington, USA
  • Dr. Murray Stein, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Dr. Johan Hammes, MD, Consultant Psychiatrist for the UK Ministry of Defense, UK

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Contacts

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1 866 377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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