Seminar Series: Dr. Mark Sinyor

Date: Friday, November 27
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 1396 2951
Passcode: 255359

The Medium is the Message: The Impact of Changing the Conversation about Suicide

Dr. Mark Sinyor

Associate Professor
Neurosciences and Clinical Translation
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Short Bio:
Dr. Mark Sinyor is a Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.  He is the founder of PROGRESS (the Program of Research and Education to Stop Suicide.  He is lead author of the Canadian Psychiatric Association recommendations for responsible media reporting about suicide.  A major focus of his research is mental health literacy and has developed a curriculum for middle schoolers teaching distress tolerance using the Harry Potter novels which has been successfully piloted in Ontario. His research has been featured in Time Magazine, BusinessWeek, CBC’s the National and Radio One, CTV and Global News.