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New study shows people with schizophrenia are dying younger

New study shows people with schizophrenia are dying younger Poorer physical health care over their lifespan a leading cause TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2017 — People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017234 Views

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CAMH announces opening of Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

CAMH announces opening of Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics TORONTO, September 7, 2017 – Breakthroughs in understanding mental illness are coming from a surprising new source—big data. This morning CAMH announced the creation of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics that will accelerate global collaborations in brain science using the power of big data, artificial intelligence and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017139 Views

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Social Worker 2

Social Worker 2 Aboriginal Services Acute Care Program Position Description: Aboriginal Services is currently seeking a full-time First Nations, Inuit or Metis Social Worker to provide addictions and concurrent disorders service to Aboriginal clients on an outpatient basis, as well as providing support to Aboriginal clients in CAMH inpatient services.  Located in the Acute Care […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 20170 Views

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Social Worker 2

Social Worker 2 Aboriginal Services Acute Care Program Position Description: Aboriginal Services is currently seeking a full-time First Nations, Inuit or Metis Social Worker to provide addictions and concurrent disorders service to Aboriginal clients on an outpatient basis, as well as providing support to Aboriginal clients in CAMH inpatient services.  Located in the Acute Care […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 20170 Views

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CAMH study shows global estimates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among children

TORONTO, August 21, 2017 – Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In addition, it is estimated that one out of 13 women who consumed any alcohol […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017143 Views

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Casino bus tours linked to risk of problem gambling for older adults

  Casino bus tours linked to risk of problem gambling for older adults TORONTO, July 20, 2017 – ​Almost one in three older adults (30.2 per cent) who use casino tour buses have a moderate to severe gambling problem according to a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) study just published in the journal […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017212 Views

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What happens when people with autism go to emergency

What happens when people with autism go to emergency TORONTO, July 18, 2017 – A study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) of 284 teens and adults with autism has found that almost one in four  (22.2 per cent) had been to an emergency department at least once in the past year. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017231 Views

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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Registered Nurse (8 positions) Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service Acute Care Program Position Description: The Acute Care Program is currently seeking eight part-time, permanent Registered Nurses to work in the Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service (CAITS). As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centred psychiatric/addictions and general nursing […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 20170 Views

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CAMH Achieves Highest Standing for its Electronic Medical Record – HIMSS Stage 7

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has become the first Academic Health Science Centre and second hospital ever in Canada to be awarded the highest international rating for its electronic medical record. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a non-profit organization that assesses the effectiveness of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 7, 2017109 Views

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CAMH announces new Chief Radiochemist and Canada Research Chair in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Medicine

CAMH announces new Chief Radiochemist and Canada Research Chair in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Medicine TORONTO, July 5, 2017 – CAMH is pleased to announce that Dr. Neil Vasdev, who received a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Medicine, has been appointed Chief Radiochemist and Associate Director of the Research Imaging Centre and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 5, 2017126 Views

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Quitting cannabis use improves cognition in people with schizophrenia

Quitting cannabis use improves cognition in people with schizophrenia ​CAMH study’s findings may point to a new approach to benefit the high proportion of people with schizophrenia who also have a cannabis use disorder TORONTO, June 29, 2017 – A new CAMH study suggests that quitting cannabis substantially improved an important aspect of cognition in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 2017122 Views

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Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis use

Evidence-based recommendations are endorsed by several national organizations OTTAWA, June 23, 2017 — Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines, based on a scientific review by an international team of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 2017151 Views

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Registered Nurse

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Registered Nurse Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service Acute Care Program Position Description: The Acute Care Program is currently seeking full-time, permanent Registered Nurses to work in the Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service (CAITS). As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centred psychiatric/addictions and general nursing care. You will ensure security, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 20170 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of new public health guidelines to lower the health risks of cannabis use

Media Advisory – Launch of new public health guidelines to lower the health risks of cannabis use ​Evidence-based recommendations are endorsed by several national organizations TORONTO and OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world – but cannabis use comes with a range of health […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2017105 Views

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CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD

CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD TORONTO, June 21, 2017 – A new brain imaging study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows for the first time that brain inflammation is significantly elevated – more than 30 per cent higher – in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) than in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201798 Views

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CAMH: Expansion of youth homeless prevention program

CAMH: Expansion of youth homeless prevention program TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – An innovative multi-agency pilot program to help at-risk youth stay off the streets in Toronto has  expanded to Thunder Bay. The Housing Outreach Program-Collaboration (HOP-C), which involves a team of mental health professionals and peer support workers helping young people transition out of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017145 Views

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What happens when people with autism interact with police

What happens when people with autism interact with police TORONTO, June 13, 2017 – A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and York University says teens and adults with autism have frequent interactions with police, highlighting the need for people with autism, their families and police to be well-prepared to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2017149 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in CAMH-led Mental Health Initiative in Correctional Facilities

Government of Canada Invests in CAMH-led Mental Health Initiative in Correctional Facilities $1.6 million in funding for the International Collaboration for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health in Corrections (I-CEIsMIC) TORONTO, June 6, 2017 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will mobilize an international network of interdisciplinary leaders to address the gaps […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 2017163 Views

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Telepsychiatry being underused in Ontario by patients and psychiatrists

Telepsychiatry being underused in Ontario by patients and psychiatrists TORONTO, MAY 29, 2017 — Telepsychiatry has the potential to improve access to psychiatrists, particularly in regions with low supply. However, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), telepsychiatry services in Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2017184 Views

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More than half of children and youth in ER for mental health needs have not had any previous mental health-related contact with the health care system

More than half of children and youth in ER for mental health needs have not had any previous mental health-related contact with the health care system TORONTO, MAY 25, 2017 — More than 53 per cent of children and youth who present at an Ontario emergency room for mental health needs have not received any […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 2017138 Views

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New support boosts development of a promising therapy for multiple sclerosis

New support boosts development of a promising therapy for multiple sclerosis ​TORONTO, May 11, 2017 – In a major boost for multiple sclerosis (MS), a promising new treatment that may prevent nervous system damage in MS will be developed. The research will be led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), working with […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 2017210 Views

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Problem Gambling: A Guide for Helping People Experiencing Poverty

Problem Gambling: A Guide for Helping People Experiencing Poverty TORONTO, May 9, 2017 – In his more than a decade working at Good Shepherd Ministries, a homeless shelter in Toronto, Aklilu Wendaferew had seen many clients with a history of problem gambling.  But it was not until a comprehensive study of those clients was done […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 2017166 Views

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CAMH supports Ontario’s plan to transform health care services in corrections

CAMH supports Ontario’s plan to transform health care services in corrections ​TORONTO, May 4, 2017 –  Ontario’s statement on correctional reform heralds a significant shift in the focus of responsibility for the mental health care of prison inmates from corrections to health. CAMH welcomes this, and commends the government for embarking on this important new […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017153 Views

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CAMH welcomes Ontario’s Budget

CAMH welcomes Ontario’s Budget TORONTO, April 27, 2017 – ​CAMH welcomes Ontario’s Budget today as a significant step forward in building a strong and recovery focused mental health system. CAMH is thrilled to receive support to proceed with our transformational redevelopment at Queen and Ossington. This fourth and final phase will see the completion of […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 2017130 Views

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CAMH Responds to Federal Cannabis Bill C-45

CAMH Responds to Federal Cannabis Bill C-45 TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – ​​As Canada’s leading academic health science centre specializing in addiction and mental health, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has long advocated for reform of Canada’s system of cannabis control. In 2014, CAMH released a Cannabis Policy Framework, which called for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2017135 Views

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A step closer to personalized medicine for intellectual disability: 26 novel genes identified

A step closer to personalized medicine for intellectual disability: 26 novel genes identified TORONTO, April 11, 2017 – Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen’s University have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability. Currently most patients with intellectual disability receive no molecular diagnosis, which significantly affects their health […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2017171 Views

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Caring for the Caregivers

Caring for the Caregivers New study shows benefits of Mindfulness for parents of adult children with developmental disabilities TORONTO, April 4, 2017 – When CAMH Clinician Scientist Dr. Yona Lunsky talks about the unique challenges faced by the parents of adult children with developmental disabilities, she uses the analogy of being on an airplane when […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 2017119 Views

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CAMH named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017

CAMH named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017 March 28, 2017 (Toronto) – For the seventh year in a row, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. “Promoting diversity has always been a core value at CAMH,” says Kim Bellissimo, VP of Human […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2017132 Views

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Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital, CAMH study finds

Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital, CAMH study finds Staff and patient support increased, and adverse events declined after implementing a completely tobacco-free policy TORONTO, March 6, 2017 – A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) showed positive changes in attitudes and a reduction in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 2017139 Views

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Announcing CAMH’s hospital transformation partner

Announcing CAMH’s hospital transformation partner TORONTO, March 3, 2017—CAMH is pleased to officially announce Plenary Health as our partner, to design, build, finance and maintain the next phase of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project–1C.  This phase will see CAMH’s two signature hospital buildings proudly installed on Queen Street West, transforming care for patients, breaking down the stigma surrounding menCentre […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017207 Views

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New study shows poorer health care for Ontarians living with serious mental illness and diabetes

New study shows poorer health care for Ontarians living with serious mental illness and diabetes ​TORONTO, March. 1, 2017 — In a new study published today in General Hospital Psychiatry, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have highlighted the urgent need for individuals […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017145 Views

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The PARTNERs Project: A new approach to mental health care

The PARTNERs Project: A new approach to mental health care TORONTO, January 24, 2017 – WHAT: The PARTNERs project is 3-year study into the efficacy of a new and innovative model to expand mental health care to those who need it. The premise is simple – working with a network of about 150 family physicians […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2017228 Views

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Blue Monday Survival Guide

Blue Monday Survival Guide TORONTO, January 16, 2017 – Feeling Blue?  You’re in good company.  With the day that has come to be known as Blue Monday upon us again, we at CAMH want to help you get through what has been dubbed the most depressing day of the year. There is no scientific basis […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2017166 Views

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The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome New CAMH study provides worldwide estimates of this preventable birth defect January 12, 2017 (TORONTO) – Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. The study, published in The […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2017337 Views

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CAMH responds to New Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

CAMH responds to New Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy TORONTO, December 15, 2016 – CAMH welcomes the federal government’s announcement of the new Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS). For much of the past decade Canada has approached substance use primarily as a criminal justice issue, but evidence shows that this approach causes health harms, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016345 Views

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CAMH Statement on the release of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation report to government

CAMH Statement on the release of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation report to government Tuesday December 13, 2016 “In June 2016, CAMH’s President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn was appointed as a Member of the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. As Canada’s leading academic health science centre specializing […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 2016295 Views

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Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age

Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age TORONTO, December 12, 2016 — Treating psychotic illnesses cost the province of Ontario just under $2.1 billion in 2012, which was about four per cent of the total provincial health budget,  according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016270 Views

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Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic devices

Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic devices CAMH Monitor survey also shows many Ontario adults report texting and driving, and increasing mental distress days TORONTO, December 7, 2016 – As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016251 Views

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Two CAMH scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs

Two CAMH scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs TORONTO, December 2, 2016 – Two leading addictions experts at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have been awarded Canada Research Chairs, which were announced today by the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science. Dr. John Cunningham received a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016334 Views

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Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals Welcome Auditor General’s Report on their Services

Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals Welcome Auditor General’s Report on their Services TORONTO, November 30, 2016 – ​Ontario’s four specialty psychiatric hospitals welcome the Auditor General’s Annual Report released today. Our four hospitals are striving to provide exemplary care to our patients and we are committed to the highest level of accountability. We have been working collaboratively […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2016286 Views

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CAMH: Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic

CAMH: Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic TORONTO, November 7, 2016 – Canada, the second highest consumer of opioids worldwide, must take a comprehensive approach to curb rampant prescribing of opioids and reduce deaths, argue addiction and mental health experts in an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) “It is late — but […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2016364 Views

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CAMH: Public health successes and missed opportunities – new report on alcohol-attributable deaths

Public health successes and missed opportunities – new report on alcohol-attributable deaths ​From the World Health Organization CAMH’s WHO Collaborating Centre contributes to European report September 28, 2016 – For the first time, trends in alcohol consumption and related mortality have been examined systematically for all countries in the WHO European Region for an extended […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2016380 Views

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Legalizing cannabis: CAMH submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

Toronto, September 12, 2016 – Earlier this year the federal government set up a task force to make recommendations on a framework for legalizing and regulating cannabis. Dr. Catherine Zahn, CAMH’s President and CEO, is one of its nine members. In June the task force released a discussion paper and launched consultations consisting of roundtables […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016389 Views

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Addictions in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities higher than expected, study shows

Addictions in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities higher than expected, study shows TORONTO, September 8, 2016 – A new CAMH study shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have nearly double the rate of a doctor-diagnosed addiction over a two-year period, compared to those without these disabilities. The addiction rates were 6.4 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2016395 Views

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Minister Hoskins celebrates redevelopment milestone at CAMH sign unveiling

Minister Hoskins celebrates redevelopment milestone at CAMH sign unveiling TORONTO, September 7, 2016 – Earlier today. CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn welcomed Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to CAMH to celebrate a milestone in the third phase our Queen Street Redevelopment Project. Today marks the close of request for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2016463 Views

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More psychiatrists will not improve access to mental health care in Ontario, study suggests

More psychiatrists will not improve access to mental health care in Ontario, study suggests TORONTO, August 22, 2016 – Increasing the supply of psychiatrists in Ontario has not significantly improved access to psychiatric care, according to a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016441 Views

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CAMH welcomes Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos as new Physician-in-Chief

CAMH welcomes Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos as new Physician-in-Chief TORONTO, August 10, 2016 – On August 1, 2016, CAMH welcomed Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos in her new role as Physician-in-Chief.  As Dr. Stergiopoulos moves into this central position, leading over 380 physicians at CAMH, she discusses her aim to impact system change, the connection between hospital and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2016500 Views

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Strengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Strengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples CAMH outlines plan to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal people. TORONTO, June 20, 2016 –  Over the past 18 months, CAMH has engaged Aboriginal leaders, organizations, service providers and communities as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff at CAMH to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016494 Views

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CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities

CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, and CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program’s Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach (AEO) team is sharing the importance of mindfulness in a new video called “Mind Chatter”. The video shows the process of moving from one’s thoughts to being grounded […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016550 Views

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CAMH to celebrate opening of Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for patients

CAMH to celebrate opening of Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for patients CAMH is proud to celebrate the opening of a Sweat Lodge at our Queen Street West site. CAMH will be the first hospital in Ontario to have a fully operational Sweat Lodge. Sweat Lodges are an ancient healing tradition for Indigenous Nations throughout North America […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2016802 Views

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