CAMH is committed to public education that raises awareness of mental health and addictions and breaks down the stigma attached to them. CAMH initiatives provide resources to teachers and schools and help others to understand the lives of people with mental health or substance use problems. These initiatives include:
This online series offers engaging and helpful tutorials on specific diseases and conditions, all the while bursting some of the most common myths about mental health and addictions.
The Workman Arts centre is a not-for-profit professional arts company that supports aspiring, emerging and established artists. These artists are committed to developing and refining their art forms and to promoting a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through film, theatre, visual arts, music and literary arts.
CAMH offers an integrated set of web based resources for teachers, schools and allied partners to utilize in their prevention/health promotion work with youth.
Resources for Community Organizations
Information, tools and other resources for communities and organizations interested in working on addictions and mental health issues. Includes links to the CAMH Community Information Forums, the Community Guide from Talking about Mental Illness (TAMI) and information about public education.
Virtual Party is an educational web site for teenagers dealing with healthy choices and harm reduction regarding alcohol use, drugs and mental health. The resource is an interactive game simulating a party situation wherein the user is able to choose a character, and make several decisions regarding their activities throughout a "virtual" evening.
Information about Child, Youth and Family Issues
This is a gateway to information about addictions and mental health issues for children, youth and families, and the professionals who work with them. Here you will find a number of youth related publications such as the Children's Book Series.