The Canadian Armed Forces to host panel discussion on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Media Advisory

January 29, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) panel discussion on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day.

The eighth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The CAF is a longstanding partner with Bell in this initiative to continue the conversation around mental health and stigma.

Panelists include Bell Let’s Talk ambassador and retired Royal Canadian Navy diver Bruno Guévremont; the Director of Mental Health for the Canadian Armed Forces, Colonel Colleen Forestier; Master Warrant Officer Shelley Lamothe; Commodore Chris Sutherland; and Natasha Khattar, Senior Manager, Total Health Management, ADM(HR-Civ).These panelists will bring varied perspectives on mental health issues to the event.

The event will be moderated by CTV News Anchor Graham Richardson and Captain Nadia Broadbent.

When: Wednesday, January 31, at 12 p.m. EST

Where: National Defence Headquarters, 101 Colonel By Drive, Brigadier Malone Conference Room (formerly Conference Room D), 2 North Tower.

Follow us on Twitter, Periscope or Facebook for live-streaming of the panel discussion.

What: Panel discussion on the importance of continuing the conversation about mental health and how we can reduce stigma.


Notes to editor / news director: 

Registration: Media representatives can participate in the teleconference/event by registering with the Department of National Defence Media Relations Office at The phone numbers for joining the teleconference will be provided upon registration.

Media are to arrive by 11:45 a.m. at the Nicholas St. security gate. Panelists will hold a media availability following the event.


Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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