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2010 Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

CAMH in the Media - October 2010

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) regularly provides expert information on addictions and mental health treatment, research, education and advocacy to the public through the media. Here are some recent samples of CAMH coverage. Click on the headlines below to read the full stories (external links):

Herzog hospital program named for CAMH doctor
The Canadian Jewish News
Wednesday, October 27

Canadian Friends of Herzog Hospital-Ezrath Nashim will announce the establishment of the Dr. Paul Garfinkel Mental Health Program for Israel’s Immigrants at a concert featuring Dan Hill and the Frontier Brass Ensemble, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts.

Illegal cigarettes lure high-school students
Toronto Star;
Tuesday, October 26

Contraband cigarettes, often sold in baggies and out of vans, account for 43 per cent of what daily smokers in high school are using, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Contraband cigarettes main source of supply for Ontario youth
Monday, October 25, 2010

A new study from The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that contraband tobacco accounts for 43% of all cigarettes consumed by Ontario high school daily smokers in grades 9 to 12.

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Study warns of clogged courts if drunk-driving laws toughened
Canadian Press
Sunday, October 24

This internal study was conducted by the federal Justice Department following pressure by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and others pushing the federal government to tighten Canada's blood-alcohol limits for impaired driving.

Additional mentions:; yahoo!Canada;;; (London);;;; (Vancouver);;; (Kitchener); Le Nouvelliste (Trois-Rivieres); Lesoleil (Quebec); LeDroit (Ottawa); (Estevan);; (Winnipeg); (Calgary);; (Vancouver); (Edmonton); yahoo!Quebec; (Hamilton); (Saint John); (Toronto); (Montreal); (Halifax);

Healing psychological wounds left by Williams will take time, experts say
Winnipeg Free Press (CP)
Friday, October 22, 2010

"For those who were directly affected, depending on the nature of the event that they had to go through, they might have certain psychological symptoms — symptoms of trauma, symptoms of depression," said Dr. Katy Kamkar, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Additional mentions: Waterloo Region Record;;; (Moncton);yahoo!Canada;; (Prince Albert); (New Glasgow); (Kelowna);; (Moose Jaw); (Saint John’s); (Moncton); (Winnipeg); (Vancouver); (Estavan); (Saint John); (Edmonton);; (London); (Calgary); (Kitchener);; (Kitchener); (Halifax);; (Toronto);;;;

Workplace depression costs billions
Windsor Star
Thursday, October 21

A study by the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health pegs the cost of depression to the Canadian economy at $51 billion annually

Innovative partnership provides important funding for mental disorders and palliative care research
Canada News Wire (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
Thursday, October 21

Q & A with Halim Amini: a real estate agent and Toronto’s one-man mental health industry
Wednesday, October 20

New program offers Northumberland residents free assistance to stop smoking;
Sunday, October 17

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has partnered with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport to roll out the STOP program, which aims to reduce tobacco smoking in the province by increasing the use of smoking cessation medication and other resources.

Bell celebrity gala raises $1.16 million for CAMH
Friday, October 15

More than 2,000 guests, leading corporate sponsors and over 100 celebrities support enhanced community care and access at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Depression: Defeating the Mental Illness Stigma
Thursday, October 14

Dr. David Goldbloom, vice-chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and a senior medical advisor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Richard Braudo a 2010 CAMH Transforming Lives Award recipient are featured.

Searching for a new name for a new street
Tuesday, October 12

CAMH is well on its way in the building of a hub of care, research, education and health promotion in an urban village environment at the Queen Street site and is asking the community, including area residents, staff and clients at CAMH, to help name the newest street on the grounds off Queen Street in West Queen West.

Ontarians to receive free medication to help them quit smoking;;
Sunday, October 10

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in partnership with the Ministry of Health Promotion is collaborating with Algoma Public Health to roll out the STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program

TEDxToronto - Speaker Dr Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, CAMH
Posted: October 9th

Dr Catherine Zahn, CEO of CAMH, talks about ending the stigma associated with mental illness, the CAMH's unprecedented transformation, and her call to action at the TEDxToronto event on September 30th 2010.

CAMH selected as field trial site for DSM-5;;;;;;;;
Tuesday, October 5

TORONTO, Oct 5 /CNW/ - Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been selected as one of seven adult field trial sites in North America and the only site in Canada to test proposed diagnostic criteria for the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Note: You will leave when you click on the media links above. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than CAMH and we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other sites.

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