November 14, 2022 (Toronto) – It is Digital Health Week (November 14 – 20, 2022), an annual celebration of digital health. CAMH clinicians and researchers are available to speak with journalists about how digital innovation is impacting mental health care at CAMH and throughout Canada, including the emergence of mental health apps. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interview.
Also visit our website for our Digital Health Week guide to several CAMH mental health and addiction apps.
Dr. David Gratzer
Expertise: The future of digital mental health care and advice on choosing apps for the purposes of mental health and addiction
Dr. Gillian Strudwick
Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Nurse Scientist
Expertise: Digital innovation at CAMH
Dr. Sean Kidd
Senior Scientist and Clinical Psychologist
Expertise: Developed the A4i app for people with schizophrenia spectrum diagnosis
Dr. Michael Chaiton
Expertise: Developed apps for vaping-cessation with a special focus on young Canadians
Dr. Peter Selby
Clinician Scientist and Senior Medical Consultant
Expertise: Smoking-cessation apps and using technology to scale up health interventions
Dr. Allison Crawford
Clinician Scientist, Medical Director of Virtual Mental Health and Psychiatry Outreach
Expertise: Improving digital health equity; partnering with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to develop virtual care; patient and provider experience of virtual care
Dr. Lydia Sequeira
Expertise: the Hope by CAMH app for wellness and suicide prevention
CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
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