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and Mental Health

Youth Mental Health

CAMH Discovers - News from CAMH Research and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute

Information for parents

Children and youth show their problems in different areas of their lives and in a variety of ways.

As a parent or caregiver, you may feel confused and anxious about meeting the needs of a child or youth with these issues, and about where and how to seek information and treatment.  

Learn more about parenting and mental health issues >

Dr. Amir Levine yoga hands Slaight Centre

Care & Treatment from CAMH

CAMH provides services for a variety of issues centering around youth mental health through our child, youth and family program.

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Nick's Story

After having difficulty in school due to mental illness and drug use, Nick Carveth enrolled in CAMH’s REACH program. He is now finishing courses and is on the way to becoming a social worker.

Read Nick's story of recovery  

Slaight Centre

The Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition at CAMH is Canada’s first centre dedicated to understanding and treating severe mental illness and addictions in youth from the late teens through early adulthood.

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Digital tools Teacher showing books to kids

New Research

CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. Robert Levitan describes how interaction of genes and the environment affects  normal and abnormal brain development. This study has been following more than 500 children from before birth and as they grow up.

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Digital tools

These online tools help youth cope with their mental health and substance use issues.







Tackling disruptive behaviour in kids

At CAMH, Clinician-Scientist Dr. Brendan Andrade is hoping to develop new strategies that will reach kids before major problems emerge.

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