News roundup - September 14 to October 15, 2020
Our faculty members frequently make appearences in the media as expert consultants or authors. Each week, we summarize some of the most recent media appearences and contributions our faculty have made.
Global News. October 10, 2020. Featuring John Trainor.
John Trainor emphasizes the growing concern in higher trends of Anxiety and Depression experienced by Canadians amid the pandemic.
Narcity. October 10, 2020. Featuring Dr. Karen Abrams.
Dr. Karen Abrams brings awareness to how the upcoming cold season may have a greater effect on women’s wellbeing and suggestions on how to practice self-care.
OurWindsor. October 9, 2020. Featuring Dr. David Gratzer.
Dr. David Gratzer recounts his experience with the 2003 SARS outbreak on mental health and emphasizes the importance of continued focus on mental and physical health awareness during these unsettling times.
Macleans. October 8, 2020. Featuring Dr. Joanna Henderson.
Dr. Joanna Henderson discusses how COVID-19 management has exacerbated the mental health crisis of young Canadians and addresses concerns about accessibility of mental health resources amid inadequate funding.
OMNI Television. October 2, 2020. Featuring Dr. Alan Fung.
Dr. Alan Fung speaks with OMNI to bring awareness of the drastic effects of COVID-19 on the elderly community and highlights his participation in mental health talks to help deal with these struggles.
Spectrum. October 1, 2020. Featuring Dr. Tomas Paus.
Dr. Tomas Paus shares his findings on a potential correlation between psychiatric conditions and cortical thickness.
UofT News. September 14, 2020. Featuring Dr. Andrea Levinson.
Dr. Andrea Levinson discusses mental health services available across the three campuses, how COVID-19 may affect post-secondary young adults’ mental health differently than other age groups, how the pandemic has changed the delivery of services, and a few coping suggestions to feel more grounded.
The Daily Orange. September 14, 2020. Featuring Dr. Roger McIntyre.
Dr. Roger McIntyre speaks on the growth in social media usage coinciding with the increase in mental illness in adults. He discusses his previous research of worsening mental health and social media; how it can partially be attributed to anonymity and unsafe or negative interactions on social media platforms.