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In Canada, over 75% of suicides are made by men, with over 50 men per week dying by suicide. Experts have labelled this a ‘silent epidemic’. In this presentation, Dr. Whitley will explore some of the socio-cultural factors that may be playing an explanatory role in these elevated rates of suicide and examine what can be done to prevent suicide and promote mental health.
Presentation: The Suicide Sex
Sunday, July 3rd @ 3:30pm
SFU Harbour Centre – 515 Hastings St. West
Room #1700 (NEW, bigger theatre!)
Hosted by SFU Advocacy for Men & Boys
Sponsored by the Canadian Association for Equality Vancouver and Area Branch
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Robert Edward Whitley – Psychiatrist
Rob Whitley is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He has published over 100 papers in the area of social and cultural psychiatry, and currently leads projects funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
The Waterfront Skytrain station is only 1 block from SFU Harbour Centre. Alternatively there are numerous buses that stop in the area – more info available via TransLink. For drivers check out this Parkopedia link for information on parking in the area of SFU Harbour Centre: http://goo.gl/xlydff