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Speaker Series: Technology Use and Mental Health

Speaker Series at Henry Larsen: Technology Use and Mental Health
Posted on 02/27/2020

It is not easy being a parent or guardian in modern society. 

Despite our best efforts, many children, youth, and adults struggle with mental health issues. Modern society tends to disconnect us from what we need for mental health and resiliency. One possible factor may be excessive screen time, which is not surprising as modern video games, social media and entertainment media has been purposely designed to be addictive. As a result, our hunter gatherer brains are tricked into spending excessive amounts of time in front of a screen, which means less sleep, nature, physical activity, healthy nutrition and face-to-face human connection. 

The good news is that it is not too late. There are many things that we can do as families, communities and a society in order to reduce our screen addiction, and reconnect to sleep, nature and one another.

Join us on Thursday, March 12, to learn more about what you can do to help.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Henry Larsen Elementary School, 1750 Sunview Dr., Gloucester, ON, K1C5B3

Speaker: Dr. Michael Cheng, a child and family psychiatrist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), will discuss the many things that we can do as families, communities and a society in order to reduce our screen addiction, and reconnect to sleep, nature and one another.

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