Expert information on all aspects of mental illness
CAMH regularly provides
expert information on all aspects of mental illness, including
addictions, to the public through the media.
CAMH has a variety of experts available to media for comment on
treatment, research, education and public policy issues concerning
mental health. CAMH Media Relations coordinates all inquiries from
journalists and will respond in a timely manner. We can be reached by email or by phone 416 595-6015, and we will connect you with the most appropriate spokesperson.
Latest News & Stories
On our News & Stories page, you will find the latest media releases on new studies authored by CAMH researchers and scientists as well as other important CAMH initiatives and announcements.
1 in 5
Canadians experiences a mental illness including addiction in any given year.
As a publicly funded psychiatric hospital, it is crucial that CAMH works with the media to ensure that the privacy rights of our patients are protected.
For this reason we have strict protocols for all news gathering while on CAMH property, including guidelines for interviewing patients and employees and taking photographs.
No media cameras are allowed on site without prior approval from CAMH Media Relations.
No patients can be photographed or filmed without written consent from the patient facilitated by CAMH.
While on CAMH property, a staff person or designate must escort members of the media at all times.
Before interviewing any CAMH experts or visiting the site, it is important that media contact CAMH Media Relations at 416 595-6015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing About Mental Illness Including Addictions
The way journalists write about mental illness including addictions can have a significant influence on public perception, so it's important to be informed. Here are some helpful resources for journalists:
Opioids and addiction: a primer for journalists (PDF): This primer provides Ontario journalists with important facts regarding opioid use and addiction, and guidelines for reporting on these topics in ways that encourage understanding and promote healthier people and communities. This resource was created by the Opioid Resource Hub located in the Provincial System Support Program at CAMH in collaboration with the media subgroup of the Provincial Opioid Education Working Group. E-mail email@example.com for any inquires or to order copies of the primer.
Contact CAMH Media Relations
Contact CAMH Media Relations at 416 595-6015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMH's Senior Media Relations Specialist Sean O'Malley can be reached directly at 416 535-8501 ext. 36663 or 416 970-8243 or at Sean.OMalley@camh.ca.