This Saturday, June 7, CAMH will be featured in a special
section of the Toronto Star.
Over the past four weeks, the Star has gone behind the
scenes at CAMH to see how the work we do transforms the lives of those affected
by mental illness and addiction.
Echoing the CAMH Foundation’s new Breakthrough Campaign, the
stories featured in the special section will highlight how we are working
toward the big goals: helping more people recover faster; inspiring hope
through discovery; and stopping mental illness from destroying lives.
We know that 70 per cent of mental illness develops in
childhood and adolescence. If we can connect children with the necessary
supports early on, we are better poised to reduce the burden of mental illness
over the lifetime. We also know that families are crucial support networks, and that treating the whole family improves recovery and
builds resilience. The important work of CAMH’s Child, Youth and Family
outpatient services will be explored through the experience of a mother and
daughter now on the road to recovery.
For the first time, CAMH is sharing exciting details about
the next phase of the CAMH Redevelopment, Phase 1C, with the media. In this
phase, we are taking a major step forward toward realizing our vision for a new
kind of hospital, fully integrated with the community, specially designed to
support recovery and advance mental health. In this phase, we are creating two
new state-of-the-art hospital buildings that will promote an integrated
approach to clinical care, education, research and innovation. The section will
reveal illustrations of the new buildings and the Queen West Street front.
Readers will also get an inside look at the revitalized CAMH
emergency department and promising innovations in research and clinical care
across the life span.
These and many more inspiring CAMH stories will be featured
in the Toronto Star this weekend, so pick up a copy and let us know what you