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2023-10-19 @ 12:00 - 13:00 EDT
Join us for the second Experiential Science Talks @ CEYMH.
[Hope in psychiatry: from the elusive to the tangible]
L’espoir en psychiatrie: de l’insaisissable au tangible*
*The seminar will be held in French
Peer Helper, Patient Partner
Lived Experience Coordinator, CEYMH
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion
Experiential Science Talks @ CEYMH
Charles-Albert completed graduate studies in political science at the Université de Montréal. As an activist, he actively works to speak out about mental illness. As a patient partner and peer helper, he uses his experience to improve care and help people living with mental health issues.
Charles-Albert is a member of the scientific committee for the 2022-2026 inter-ministerial action plan on mental health and has testified before parliamentary committee about medical aid in dying.
In peer helping circles, hope is often said to be a recovery tool that peer helpers must use to improve patients’ well-being. However, the literature indicates that there are ways of using this powerful tool that are more effective than others if hope is considered as an object of study. Having experienced many difficulties with a hope that fluctuated at times, in this presentation, Charles-Albert will explore avenues of reflection concerning the use of hope as a therapeutic tool. He will also outline the opportunities for interdisciplinary research on hope that lie ahead.