Dr. Bruce Ballon's Biography

Dr. Bruce Ballon is an award winning psychiatrist and author.  He is the Head of Youth Addiction Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as an Assistant Professor for the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. Dr Ballon has received numerous awards for his work in psychotherapy, the humanities, and his writing. His training includes a B.Sc. in Genetics, his M.D., a Psychiatry Specialist degree and two fellowships: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  Dr. Ballon is a sought-after speaker for national and international meetings. He has special interest in different forms of media and their relationship with addiction and mental health issues.  He has designed a variety of novel psychoeducational and therapy initiatives involving the use of film, television, the internet, creative writing and art.  He has also created games dealing with mental health and addiction issues that have garnered him awards from the Games Manufacturers Association and international literary associations.

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Contact Bruce at bruce.ballon@sympatico.ca

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