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.

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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 mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca. 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.

Contacts

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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