“That is music to my ears,” says Carole. “I have two daughters now and they may decide to become mothers and I hope when that day comes there is an advancement that could make post-partum depression a thing of the past. I think it’s incredible that CAMH is doing research like this focused specifically on women.”
Although her postpartum depression is behind her, mental illness remains a dominant feature in her life in the form of treatment-resistant major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder, and she has received extensive treatment for both at CAMH. While some days are better than others, she says that knowing that CAMH is also working towards breakthroughs in research that show real promise for even the most treatment-resistant mental illnesses is a source of comfort and hope.