The future is now
CAMH is already making the future a reality with groundbreaking discoveries that lead to life-altering treatment and support for those facing mental illness.
At its heart, the No One Left Behind campaign is about people. We are grateful to the people who have graciously, courageously and authentically shared their lived experiences with mental illness. These messages of hope will inspire others and help us build a world where no one is left behind.
“I get to be in the room with scientists and researchers and tell them about my experiences. As a young person. As someone with lived experience of mental illness. As a Black woman.”
“I had tried everything and I had nothing left to live for, so I gave it a shot. I was so scared when I went, I was crying in the waiting room. Then someone came over to comfort me—another patient—and it created such a bond.”
“I get to come back to CAMH and give back to the people who have helped me. If I wasn’t in that program, I wouldn’t be where I am today. It’s all come full circle.”
“I have the mentality that, if you think I can’t do something, I’m going to prove you wrong. I’ve known since the beginning that I was going to make a name for myself.”
“As my life situation got worse, my mental health got worse and I became more suicidal. I kept getting kicked out of places because of my mental health issues, and everyone said my problems were beyond their scope. CAMH was the only place that would take me."
This year, CAMH forged new partnerships and strengthened existing collaborations in order to transform the way we understand and treat mental illness.
Yo-Yo Ma joins Jeremy Dutcher to celebrate partnership in Toronto
CAMH partnership with CBC Music strikes a chord on youth mental health
Situated in the heart of the Queen Street West neighbourhood, the new community hub is a welcoming, accessible and engaging space for patients and their families to connect - putting people at the center of their own care.
Established in 2012, the Tanenbaum Centre for Pharmacogenetics has become an international leader in gene-guided treatment for mental illness.
A SickKids-CAMH study shows long repeated DNA sequences found in the genome may contribute to how the complex psychiatric disorder arises
We are building the world’s leading mental health research centre at CAMH. Once complete, the state-of-the-art facility will accelerate discovery into life-saving care for people with mental illness both in Canada and on a global scale. It is part of the final phase of what has been a 25-year journey of redevelopment and transformation—one that has been powered by the support of our community and will ignite research breakthroughs for decades to come.READ MORE
As demand for mental health care surges globally, we need earlier diagnosis, tailored treatments, and strategies for prevention. That is what the CAMH Research & Discovery Centre will make possible by:
So much more than a building, the new CAMH Research & Discovery Centre was designed to unleash the potential of scientists and researchers and create a welcoming environment for patients, families and the community. This is where we will change mental health care forever.