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CHEO and OCDSB connect parents with experts to talk about anxiety

OTTAWA –The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), in conjunction with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), is pleased to present our annual free information session for parents on the subject of anxiety. It will take place Wednesday, October 15th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Sir Robert Borden High School.

While the start of a new school year is often filled with excitement about what’s to come, it can also result in feelings of anxiety for some children and youth. This event will be a two-hour Q&A session with a panel of experts focusing on warning signs, practical tips and helpful advice like “how to” talk with your child or teen.

Audience members will have many opportunities to be heard – they can ask questions of our panelists in person at the session, submit questions in writing at the event, or pre-submit questions online.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Kathleen Pajer, Chief of Psychiatry for CHEO.

Members of the panel will include:

Dr. Phil Ritchie: A CHEO psychologist who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, helping parents build resilient teens, urgent care and disaster response.

Dr. Neil Gottheil: A clinical psychologist with CHEO’s outpatient mental health services. Dr. Gottheil works with children and teens dealing with various mental health issues and has considerable experience in the areas of mood, anxiety, suicidality and bullying. He has lectured extensively in the community and to professional groups on the topic of bullying.

Dr. Clare Gray: A pediatric psychiatrist, head of CHEO’s Crisis Intervention Program, and Chief of Community Based Psychiatry.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Sir Robert Borden High School Auditorium, 131 Greenbank Road, Nepean.

Free parking.

Advance registration is recommended and available on the CHEO website

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