Join us for a Mental Health Q&A with Dr. Ian Dawe

On Thursday, May 8, the social media world will have an exclusive window of opportunity to pose a question or seek advice from an experienced and renowned mental health professional.

Between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dr. Ian Dawe, Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), will be online as part of our first Ask an Expert social media event on Reddit.

Do you have a question about your own mental health or that of a family member?

Are you seeking a helpful resource on depression or anxiety?

Do you need help having a tough conversation with someone experiencing a mental health crisis?

Have your questions answered by Dr. Dawe by joining us on Reddit in real time, or by posting questions in advance on Twitter or on our Facebook wall. Remember to use #MindVine when posting your question on Twitter.

Thursday’s social media event is one of many activities taking place across the county between May 5 and May 11 as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recognizes its 63rd Mental Health Week.

There is a diverse collection of events being held across the country in the name of mental health and reducing the stigma associated with it. Visit the CMHA’s website for a complete list of events.

Dr. Dawe, who can be found on Twitter with the handle @DrIanDawe, completed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a residency in psychiatry, two years of fellowship training (Suicide Studies, Emergency Psychiatry, and Mental Health Systems Research), and a Master’s degree in Health Administration, all at the University of Toronto.

As Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores, Dr Dawe provides leadership for medical professional practice and champions the quality and safety of medical practice and care.

Dr. Dawe has previously appeared in the local, provincial and national media as a mental health expert numerously. In the past, he has been a guest on CBC’s Metro Morning and appeared on CBC’s The National and Global TV Toronto’s Evening News.

Ask an Expert with Dr. Ian Dawe
Visit between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to pose your question to Dr. Dawe.

You can post your question in advance on or by including #MindVine in your question on Twitter. . You can also send questions to Dr. Dawe through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Questions can be posted on Twitter and Facebook, or submitted by email, any time leading up to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 8.

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