TORONTO, April 23, 2021 – The Ontario Medical Association is sponsoring a free virtual event on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. to help mark the 100-year anniversary of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. The event, organized by the OPA, will focus on the importance of storytelling as a way to heal trauma and break down the stigma associated with mental health challenges. It will feature mental health advocates and experts and will highlight advocacy initiatives/recent developments in various areas of mental health and addictions. As this pandemic has reinforced, efforts to promote and to sustain mental health are critical to well-being.
Guest speakers include:
“We encourage everyone, especially those with an interest in mental health, to attend as we celebrate the great strides that psychiatry has made in the province over the last 100 years and as we work together to create more and better supports for those facing mental health challenges,” said Dr. Renata M. Villela, vice-chair of the Ontario Medical Association’s psychiatric section and president of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.
About the OMA
The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000 plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.