Mar 29, 2023  |  6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Mental Health Series: What comes after resilience? Community conversations about mental health inspired by the Hon. Michael Wilson P.C., C.C.


Join CAMH and the University of Toronto for the inaugural Mental Health Series, an annual community conversation about mental health inspired by the late Honourable Michael Wilson P.C., C.C. The panel discussion will take place in the Great Hall at University of Toronto's Hart House from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Lower Gallery. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


According to a recent CAMH survey, 59 per cent of Ontario students say they feel depressed about the future. Whether it’s climate anxiety, racial violence or the rising cost of living, one thing is clear; we’re tired of being resilient. So what can we do, as individuals and as a society, to move past resilience?

Moderator: Amil Niazi is a writer and columnist at The Cut. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post and Macleans. She is the former showrunner of CBC's popular weekly podcast Pop Chat. You can find her on Twitter @amil.

Panelist: Dr. Jo Henderson is Director of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health at CAMH and Executive Director of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario. They are also a Senior Scientist at CAMH and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at U of T. Their work aims to improve access to high quality, integrated services for youth with substance use and/or mental health concerns and their families.

Panelist: Dr. Kwame McKenzie is CEO of Wellesley Institute, a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Director of Health Equity at CAMH and a practicing psychiatrist. His expertise is the social causes of illness and the development of effective, equitable social policy and health services and systems.

Panelist: Dr. Sean Kidd is a Clinical Psychologist, Senior Scientist, and the Division Chief of Psychology at CAMH and an Associate Professor in U of T’s Department of Psychiatry. His research focuses on youth homelessness, digital health, and climate change.

Panelist: Asante Haughton is a mental health advocate devoted to changing the world. He has two TEDx talks, has won a national mental health award, provides platforms for supportive storytelling and co-founded the Reach Out Response Network, which led the advocacy to implement non-police mobile crisis teams as first responders to mental health calls in Toronto.


The Mental Health Series: What Comes After Resilience