PTSD in First Responders and its Link to Suicide: What can we do about it?

Moderated by Dr. Katharine Gillis, Drs. Simon Hatcher, Kathleen Pajer, Raj Bhatla and Col. Rakesh Jetly, will participate in an open panel discussion aiming to address the current stigmas surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The panel will first address the question, “What does PTSD look like?” by introducing the distinct symptoms displayed by children and adults, as well as, those specific to first-responders.

Experts will explain the psychosocial and biological functioning of the brain in response to trauma, allowing for discussion as to why certain individuals suffer from PTSD, while others do not. Providing thorough insight into the internal workings of the brain and mind, the panelists will reveal how and why selective experiences are conditioned to cause stress. Moreover, the panelists will provide an in-depth account of how PTSD biologically affects cognition and it`s relation to suicide.

Dr. Hatcher will disclose the progress of Vision 20x20, a collaborative project with the uOBMRI and Department of Psychiatry, which aims to reduce suicide and suicidal behaviours in the Ottawa region by 20% by the year 2020. He will discuss how patient-centred research and innovative e-therapies are creating a major shift away from traditional avenues.

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September 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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