Events

At the ASR Suicide & Depression Studies Program, we are passionate about amplifying the voice of people with lived experience and increasing mental health literacy in the community. We host several public events throughout the year, which can be found on our website and social media channels.

Upcoming Events

Co-hosted by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide and Depression Studies at St. Michael’s Hospital, this one-day conference on September 12th will focus on the arts in the healing process for those affected by suicide, and will take place as part of our outreach in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Join us on September 12 in Toronto for an exclusive screening of the documentary THE S WORD, a new film by Lisa Klein. This event is being presented by CASP, ASR and MNjcc with support from Pfizer as part of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference on September 11-12.

Keep an eye out for more ASR events in the future, including a public forum on Social Media and Mental Health.

Past Events

 

On February 9, 2017, the ASR collaborated with the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) to host a feature screening of the documentary In the Spotlight about social anxiety, directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Katie Cooper. Check out an event highlights video here!


In January 2017, the ASR welcomed Dr. Helen Mayberg for a lecture as part of the CPIN Distinguished Lectureship Series with the University of Toronto.


On September 10, 2016, the ASR was pleased to host a World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) event featuring a special performance of The Ties That Bind, written and performed by James Ince.


In April 2016, the ASR hosted Dr. Gustavo Turecki for a lecture as part of the CPIN Distinguished Lectureship Series with the University of Toronto.