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PIR Live Event - Anxiety
For this special PIR Live Event we are joined by the 2019 Partners In Research Biomedical Science Ambassador Award recipient, Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde. Dr. Ayonrinde is the Medical Director of Heads Up! - the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme in South East Ontario and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Queen's University.

The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder and only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them. Surpassed only by injuries, mental disorders in youth are ranked as the second highest hospital care expenditure in Canada among that group.

Dr. Ayonrinde will focus on a several key topics to help us better understand this important subject:

• Understanding anxiety
• Anxiety is normal
• What makes us anxious?
• Anxiety associated with health difficulties
• Healthy ways of coping
• Unhealthy ways of coping
• Anxiety disorders

Join us to ask your questions and get answers LIVE! (Questions can be submitted live within the webinar window or emailed in advance to liveevent@pirweb.org.)

This webinar is intended grades 7-12
The duration of this webinar will be approximately 30-35 minutes.

You can find more PIR Live Event webinars at http://www.pirweb.org/en/webinar-schedule.

May 29, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Department of Psychology, Queen's University