Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Presents Community Forum in Oakville

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Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Presents Community Forum in Oakville

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On March 31, 2016 the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) will present “Strategies That Work: Building Balance.” This community forum is free for the public and will feature a variety of mental health experts and a panel discussion.

The focus of this event is complementary therapies that, in addition to medications, can support recovery for mental illness. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear for peers and experts, ask questions and learn about new and effective strategies for wellness.

“We are excited to present this community forum to the community in Oakville,” said Mary Alberti, CEO of SSO. “Our goal at SSO is to reach as many people as we can in Ontario. We are proud to give people in the Oakville area the opportunity to learn new strategies for wellness in all areas of life.”

Keynote speakers include Dr. Jane Gilbert, Lead Psychiatrist at the Bear Clinic located in Oakville and Dr. Noah Lazar, therapist and psychologist at CBT Associates. The panel discussion will include Elizabeth Gullaher, a registered dietician; Marie Asucsion, member of SSO’s speakers bureau and Sara McAuley, a family support worker at SSO.

“My family was my biggest support and  we learned to live with this illness. I have come a long way since then and I’m in a good place now,” stated Marie Asucsion talking about how she lives with Schizophrenia.

“Nutrition’s role in mental health is an area of research that is constantly evolving,” said Elizabeth Gullaher, member of the panel. “What is clear is that there is a strong link between how we eat, the specific nutrients we consume, and our brain function. Nutrition’s role in specific mental health disorders is a developing area of research that is showing some promising results.”

Strategies That Work is taking place at Queen Elizabeth Cultural Centre, 2032 Bridge Rd. in Oakville from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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