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Laurience Kirmayer – Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention and Strengthening Resilience among Indigenous Youth

Presenter: Laurence J. Kirmayer

Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC is James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Co- director of the McGill Global Mental Health Program. He is Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry, and Director of the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he conducts research on: culturally based, family centered mental health promotion for Indigenous youth; the use of cultural formulation in cultural consultation; and the place of culture in global mental health. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Social Sciences). He leads a CIHR Suicide Prevention Implementation Research Team and Suicide Prevention.

Keywords: Mental Health, Mental Illness, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Resilience