Madness and Human Rights: Ideas about the Past and Future of Mental Health Treatment

The Open Society Public Health Program hosts an evening event with John Trainor in honor of his years of service on the Public Health Program Advisory Board.  

The event features a presentation by John Trainor on his work examining how society reacts to the phenomenon of mental illness and the impact of that reaction on how people with mental illness are treated. He looks at examples from the past, reflect on how social acceptance and treatment have changed, and makes suggestions for the future of mental health care.

Speakers

  • Jonathan Cohen is director of the Open Society Public Health Program.
  • Joanna Erdman (moderator) is chair of the Open Society Public Health Program Advisory Board.
  • Judith Klein is senior advisor to the Open Society Public Health Program.
  • John Trainor is director of the Community Support and Research Unit at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

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Date: November 12, 2018
Time: 5:307:30 p.m.
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