Today…a conversation with an internationally-renowned expert in the area of adolescent mental health…Dr. Stan Kutcher
A national and international leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, policy, and services innovation. Dr. Kutcher holds the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health. He works to advance adolescent mental health, education, research and training locally, nationally and internationally.
He currently directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Mental Health and has served as Department Head of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for International Health at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Kutcher’s work has received numerous awards and honours locally, nationally and internationally including Best Doctor in Canada; Doctors Nova Scotia Health Promotion Award; Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Gold Medal; Lifetime Achievement Award of the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation.
He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the author/co-author of numerous medical textbooks.
One of his most significant projects is leading the development of a national child and youth mental health framework for Canada.
I spoke with Stan at his office in downtown Halifax…