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CCNM Hosts Holistic Mental Health Conference: Pathways to Empowerment

June 18, 2012

TORONTO, June 18, 2012 - The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Across Boundaries, Community Resource Connection of Toronto and Just Ideas is pleased to present and host the inaugural Holistic Mental Health Conference: Pathways to Empowerment.

The conference takes place on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Keynote speakers for each day will be:

Martin A. Katzman, MD, FRCP(C): Dr. Katzman is the clinic director and staff psychiatrist at START (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety Rehabilitation and Treatment) Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead University), and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His research studies examine the psychobiological and cognitive processes in mood and anxiety disorders.

Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, M.Sc.: Prousky is the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. He is a passionate advocate for patients with psychiatric disorders and focuses his clinical practice on optimizing mental and neurological health with nutrition and botanical (plant-based) medicines.

In addition attendees will take part in workshops that will provide information about alternative holistic, evidence-based approaches that address physical, emotional, social and spiritual facets of recovery for people with mental health issues. Educational vendors and naturopathic clinic interns, and the CCNM Funny Bones clown troupe will be on hand.

Dates/Time: Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m.

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Avenue East (at the Leslie subway station)

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. The College educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary health-care practitioners. Interns at CCNM?s Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic improve their patients' health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness, employing therapies such as lifestyle counselling, nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture/Asian medicine, manipulation, homeopathic medicine, and hydrotherapy/massage.

To register or for more information contact:

Gulshan Allibhai, Cross-Cultural Initiatives, CMHA Toronto
416-289-6285 ext. 307

For information about the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, contact:

Karamjit Singh, Media and Community Relations Officer, CCNM
416-498-1255 ext. 263

For more information contact:
Gulshan Allibhai
Cross-Cultural Initiatives, CMHA Toronto
Canadian Mental Health Association
Phone: 416-289-6285 ext. 307

Karamjit Singh
Media and Community Relations Officer
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Phone: 416-498-1255

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