The Community Advisory Council of The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) will be hosting a community session on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on February 17, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre.
The PTSD Community Session will be an open and educational dialogue about a serious mental health disorder that affects individuals in different ways. At the session, those in attendance will learn more about PTSD, discover how it affects individuals and those around them, and find out how community organizations are assisting those dealing with PTSD and trauma. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Dr. Ash Bender, Psychiatrist, The Scarborough Hospital
- Sidonia Couto, Mental Health Counsellor, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
- Captain (Rt’d) Michael I. Cole, CD1 (Armed Forces Captain/Pilot, PTSD Sufferer)
- Commander Leo Tsang, Toronto Paramedic Services
Details of the PTSD Community Session
Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 and 2 – 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON
Parking will be free (80-100 spots), in the upper parking pad to the east of the Scarborough Civic Centre (entrance from the Scarborough Town Centre Court). Upon arrival at the parking lot gate, buzz security and advise that you are attending the PTSD Community Meeting.
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-altering events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, torture, or physical or sexual assault as an adult or a child. PTSD is affecting a growing number of individuals in the Armed Forces, Emergency Response Teams or who have been exposed to very traumatic situations. PTSD often also impacts relationships with family, friends, and neighbours.
About TSH’s Community Advisory Council
The role of TSH’s 12 member Community Advisory Council is to help ensure that The Scarborough Hospital and its Board of Directors are accountable and transparent to the community. The Council provides input into and participates in the hospital’s community engagement, participates in the review and development of TSH policies, programs and services consistent with the needs of the community, supports the hospital as it continually strives for excellence in health care delivery. The Council also promotes Scarborough, advocates for the unique and diverse health needs of the community and participates in community outreach.