Welcome to the Dual Diagnosis Program web page for Families and Significant Others. Through this site you are able to access information about the Dual Diagnosis Program at CAMH, as well as other resources and articles. Our goal is to develop and maintain a useful and up to date source of information for families on topics specifically related to intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. This is a developing site and if you are looking for a resource or know of one that should be included, we would appreciate hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual Diagnosis: The Long Way Home - The Current - CBC Radio, September 20, 2012 (audio on CBC's website).
Dual Diagnosis article from the Globe and Mail January 27, 2009 (PDF only; Please note this is not a CAMH publication)
- Building the Path to Home: Links to sustainable housing for persons with a dual diagnosis in Toronto*
Housing is only sustainable for someone if they have a strong, caring safety net or support network. This guide includes information about how to access housing, but it also talks about how to find all the pieces of support needed to make the housing situation work.
- A Handbook of Supports and Services for Persons with Dual Diagnosis - Concerned Parents of Toronto (PDF only)
The Dual Diagnosis Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is delighted to support the ongoing efforts of the Concerned Parents Association of Toronto Inc. of Toronto in assisting parents, relatives and friends to access resources for individuals with an developmental intellectual disability and mental health needs. The complex health and mental needs of individuals with a dual diagnosis result in significant challenges for all caregivers in accessing the appropriate services when needed. This latest edition is exceptional and applicable beyond the City of Toronto with the inclusion of easy to read information on how to navigate the system. Previous editions of this Handbook have been widely used by professionals, paraprofessionals and family members and friends. (Please note: this is not a CAMH publication.)
- Dual Diagnosis Resource Book: A resource manual for York Region families (PDF only; Please note: this is not a CAMH publication.)
- Dual Diagnosis Resource Book: A resource manual for Simcoe County families (PDF only; Please note: this is not a CAMH publication.)