Posted: December 1, 2016
Words connected to mental health issues

WPL is pleased to host the graduate students of the University of Waterloo’s Clinical Psychology department for this enlightening series on mental health.  

All sessions will be held at the Main Library (35 Albert Street) in the Auditorium. Registration is not required.

Mental Health 101: Facts, Myths and Resources
Sunday, February 5
2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this session we will challenge some of the myths and misconceptions that continue to exist about mental health. We will describe the work of those in our community who support people living with mental health challenges and we will discuss useful resources and community supports in Waterloo Region.

Understanding and Overcoming Depression and Anxiety
Sunday, February 12
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Due to its prevalence, depression has been called the common cold of mental illness. Surprisingly, problems with anxiety are even more common than depression and can also present significant quality of life impacts for those diagnosed with them.

Join us as we look at how to recognize depression and anxiety, why these conditions can stay with people for so long and what can be done about them.

Mental Health in Childhood
Sunday, February 26
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Mental health is an important topic for people of all ages. In this session we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about child mental health. What is ADHD? When does normal shyness become a problem? What resources exist for children and families? And what can parents do to foster mental wellbeing in their children?