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Dialogue about children and youth mental health
Valerie Pringle and Margaret Trudeau in dialogue about children and youth mental health. Ms. Trudeau's bipolar condition. Background and history to Ms. Trudeau's condition. Treatment for depression. The role of serotonin. Consequences of marijuana use for Ms. Trudeau. Ms. Pringle's experience with mental health through her daughter. No magic pill. Therapy. Public awareness campaigns. The scope of the problem in Canada. The impact of stigma. Treating children. Changes in mental health. Ways to help children. The numbers. Suicide as the leading cause of death in adolescence. Emotional intelligence. The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The work of James Bartleman. A question and answer period. One last message from each speaker.