XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

  • 1-Aug-2015
  • international
XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

In August 2015, Dr. Cathy Chovaz was invited to be the Commission Plenary Presenter – Mental Health at the XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf organized by the Turkish National Federation of the Deaf (TNFD) at the Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Chovaz’s presentation highlighted the fact that all people have to deal with positive and negative stress yet the lives of Deaf people have more factors that might potentially tip that balance.  Through the narratives of 6 different Deaf patients, Dr. Chovaz articulated the challenges facing  Deaf patients and the system that serves them.