Wednesday, Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day and Carleton experts are available to comment on topics related to mental health.

Andrea Howard
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 3055

Howard is available to discuss topics related to her research on mental health and substance use in adolescence, the transition to adulthood and university student mental health.

Howard’s current studies include evaluating the developmental course of substance use from late childhood to the mid-20s, comparing people with and without childhood histories of ADHD; the intersection of self-control, mental health and alcohol use in undergraduate students; and well-being during the transition to university.

Kim Hellemans
Instructor III, Department Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2973

Hellemans is available to discuss topics related to student mental health, stress and resiliency, and addiction.

Hellemans’s research interest lies in the study of vulnerability to mental illness. Her past research explored the role of adverse environmental experience in susceptibility to drug addiction. Her current research examines how prenatal exposure to alcohol influences later life susceptibility to mental illness. Helleman’s other main research interest is sex differences in mental illnesses; depression is twice as common among women.

Bailey Reid
Equity Advisor, Equity Services

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 8454

Reid is available to discuss the implication of sexual violence on mental health, including Carleton University’s response protocols and support options.

Michelle Baulch
Assistant Manager, Student Success and Advising in the Office of the Vice-President (Students and Enrolment)

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext.3305

Baulch is available to comment on mental health initiatives for Carleton students, including the Student Mental Health Framework.

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