specifically adapted and translated for the Haitian Creole-speaking community, tackling thorny
issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and substance use.
CAMH’s Haiti relief team: CAMH deployed a team of mental health specialists from Toronto, all of
Haitian descent, to Port au Prince to help victims of the earthquake face the challenge of rebuilding
their lives and their country. CAMH’s series of Haiti Relief Workshops provided culturally appropriate
grief, crisis and trauma response training to more than 400 service providers, medical professionals,
traditional healers, and community and religious leaders in areas severely affected by the earthquake.
Watch the documentary Ayiti Kapab on YouTube.
CAMH research is influencing public policy on alcohol around the world
CAMH researchers help maintain the World Health Organization’s Global
Alcohol Database, monitoring alcohol consumption, morbidity and mortality
rates and trends from around the world, and we collaborate on the Global
Status Report on Alcohol and Health. These important activities inform
research and guide policy reform around the world.
This year CAMH researchers collaborated on several international research
studies on alcohol. The studies demonstrated that consuming alcohol above
daily recommended limits is linked to the development of several cancers; that
culture and gender have a significant influence on the way people drink; and
that increasing alcohol prices and restricting alcohol availability reduce
harmful effects on health and saves lives.