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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual public education campaign designed to highlight the impact of mental illness and to promote recovery. 

This year, MIAW is celebrated between October 1-7, 2017.

CAMH's Groundbreaking: Welcome to the future of mental health 



On Monday, October 2, CAMH and its partners broke g​round for the construction of two new flagship buildings on Queen Street West for patients with complex and acute mental illness.


Faces of mental health: Downtown East clients soar at the Phoenix Awards

Therese
Earlier this summer, CAMH’s Downtown East Clinic celebrated its fourth annual Phoenix Aw​ards, an event commemorating milestones and achievements in client recovery.

Click here to read the full story.

Faces of mental health: Christine's journey

Christine
A combination of depression and opioid addiction had C​hristine feeling like she was “twisting and turning, going round and round.”

Read her story here.

CAMH Research: Finding solutions to end homelessness

Dr. Vicky StergiopoulosCAMH Physician-in-Chief Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos is also aiming to heighten the role of people with lived experience as CAMH research partners.

Read more here.

CAMH Research: Dietary kit reduces baby blues, a precursor to postpartum depression

Dr. Jeff Meyer
A dietary supplement kit, created to counter mood-altering brain changes linked to depression, virtually eliminated the “baby blues” among women in a new study by CAMH's Dr. Jeffrey Meyer.

Read more here.

Published on September 27, 2017​​

 

 From the CAMH blog

 
R​emoving the blindfold​

Nancy Dorrance, great-great-granddaughter of Dr. Joseph Workman, reflects on the contributions of psychiatrists in the mid-1800’s through the lens of Alias Grace – the new CBC-Netflix production based on Margaret Atwood’s fictional novel. ​

 

 Events

 

WHAT: U of T's Mindfest

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4

Click here for details.​

The event is an opportunity for attendees to learn, engage and become active participants in ending stigma and creating awareness about mental health. 

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WHAT: Film screening of The Other Half

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue)

Click here for details.

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WHAT: 
Employment and Education Info Fai​r

WHEN: Thursday, October 5 from 1 to 3:30 p.m 

WHERE: Bell Gateway Building gym, Queen Street site

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WHAT: MPA Conference

WHEN: Friday, October 6

WHERE: Chelsea Hotel in Toronto

The 2017 Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA) annual conference features internationally renowned experts discussing new approaches to care for patients with physical and severe mental illness. Click here for more information.​​​

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