On daily until October 15, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
BEING SCENE is an annual juried exhibition produced by Workman Arts for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) presenting a cross-cultural
portrait of the healing power of art in order to build a more respectful
and realistic understanding of those recovering from mental illness and
Over the past 15 years, BEING SCENE has
partnered with some of the city’s leading artistic and cultural figures.
Among those who have been instrumental in helping BEING SCENE grow into
its incredible success are the late artist and educator Lupe Rodriguez,
Gillian McIntyre of the AGO, Mary Sue Rankin of the Edward Day Gallery,
David Liss of MOCCA, and Anna Hudson of Canadian Art. As a result, BEING
SCENE has evolved to occupy a significant role in Toronto’s cultural
landscape, and work originally exhibited primarily on CAMH grounds has
gone on to hang at other venues such as the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite
at Queen’s Park in Toronto, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Read more about Being Scene on the CAMH Blog
Rocks in My Pockets Film Screening
Monday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (RWM) and the Department of Psychiatry at U of T have teamed up to co-present a special screening of Signe Baumane’s Rocks In My Pockets as part of the 3rd Annual Mindfest salute to National Mental Illness Awareness Week.
The event will also host an intimate discussion including
writer/director/animator Signe Baumane, RWM program director Geoff
Pevere and others following the screening.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or visiting the Mindfest website.
In This Heaven Film Screening and Panel
Tuesday, October 6, 6 p.m.
This event is hosted by Aboriginal
Engagement and Outreach and the Opioid Resource Hub of the Provincial System Support Program at
CAMH, along with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). The film focuses on the challenges of opioid addiction and treatment in Ontario’s remote and rural First Nations communities.
will open at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and Aboriginal Art Show of
local and regional artists. The screening will commence at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion.
Registration is free and open to the public. Click here to register.
Wednesday, October 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and Hart House are hosting a free, one-day festival to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week.
MindFest 2015 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hart House and features exhibit
booths, guest speakers, interactive workshops, yoga/mindfulness and more
to promote public awareness, dialogue, and understanding about mental
health and illness.
For more information visit the Mindfest 2015 page.
Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Join us at this year's performance
aimed at spreading awareness about mental illness, decreasing stigma,
and showcasing the talent of the participants at CAMH's LEARN.
RSVP by October 5 with Jennifer.Brum@camh.ca
CAMH Mobile Lab Open House visits Sudbury
Wednesday, October 7, 10 a.m. - noon
The Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health (CAMH) is rolling back into Sudbury, Ontario with Canada’s first
known mobile laboratory dedicated to mental health research.
CAMH scientists collected data from local residents on stress, substance
use, mental health and service use experiences during the lab’s stay in
Chelmsford and downtown Sudbury over several months in 2013-2014. Two
major research projects ran through the lab: CAMH’s Researching Health
in Ontario Communities (RHOC) Program and Five Views on a Journey.
World Mental Health Day
Saturday, October 10
Mental Health Day is observed annually on October 10th, with the
objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world
and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The theme for 2015
is “Dignity in Mental Health”. This
year the WHO will be raising awareness of what can be done to ensure
that people with mental health conditions can continue to live with
dignity, through human rights oriented policy and law, training of
health professionals, respect for informed consent to treatment,
inclusion in decision-making processes, and public information