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Recovery is possible when people seek help

Recovery is possible when people seek help A few short years ago, some people may have said I “had it all.” I was a partner in an investment firm. A family man who spent weekends at the cottage. An avid cyclist and skier. But I was also secretly struggling, sick with a depression so severe […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201812 Views

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Highlights of the #CundillatCAMH Conference

Highlights of the #CundillatCAMH Conference Researchers have identified the best guidelines for young people with depression; screening for adverse childhood events could lead to earlier identification of at-risk young people; and a more complete picture of young people with depression must be considered if treatment is to advance. Those are just some of the key […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201838 Views

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CAMH’s Krembil Centre Begins Search for Top Minds

CAMH’s Krembil Centre begins search for top minds CAMH’s newly-launched Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics has big plans to use big data to unlock the mysteries of the brain when it comes to defining mental illness and identifying effective treatments. Under the leadership of world-renowned scientist Dr. Sean Hill, the Krembil Centre has begun its global […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201854 Views

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Meet the new CAMH VP of Education

Meet the new CAMH VP of Education By his own admission, when he was growing up in his native Winnipeg, Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam was too vertically-challenged to make his love of basketball more than a hobby.  But that interest in sports had a direct impact on his decision to devote his career to mental health. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201836 Views

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CAMH Announces Five Therapeutic Art Installation Projects as Part of Queen Street Redevelopment

CAMH Announces Five Therapeutic Art Installation Projects as Part of Queen Street Redevelopment When CAMH announced it would transform its historical Queen Street site into the mental health facility of the future, its vision and plan for the current phase of the redevelopment project included provisions to commission and display art in public places as […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201836 Views

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People with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 suicide cases

People with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 suicide cases TORONTO, June 21, 2018 – A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) study shows that people with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 cases of suicide in Ontario, and that young people are disproportionately affected. “Among people who […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201847 Views

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CAMH gets together in spirit of reconciliation

While the theme of reconciliation was woven through the events hosted at CAMH in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day , another theme was also always present.That theme was “hope.” It was alluded to during the morning’s “Honouring Our Ancestors” welcome at the Ceremony Grounds. It was mentioned more than once during the morning’s panel […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201868 Views

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CAMH hosts CBC’s White Coat, Black Art

CAMH hosts CBC’s White Coat, Black Art CBC is set to air a special White Coat, Black Art town hall recorded at CAMH that delves into the struggles faced by families when their children with high needs age out of the pediatric health care system.Hosted by Dr. Brian Goldman, Crisis of Care drew a sold-out […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201856 Views

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CAMH celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

CAMH celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day , CAMH is hosting a Mini Pow Wow to educate, entertain and unite CAMH and the greater community. “Getting Together in the Spirit of Reconciliation” will be held Tuesday, June 19 at CAMH’s Queen Street West campus. “When it comes to Reconciliation, we […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201891 Views

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CAMH study shows details of brain networks in autism – New personalized brain mapping approach underscores need for individualized treatments

CAMH study shows details of brain networks in autism – New personalized brain mapping approach underscores need for individualized treatments TORONTO (May 14, 2018) – A CAMH study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. Autism […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201876 Views

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Mental Health is Health.

Mental Health is Health. Those four words are at the heart of CAMH’s most ambitious public awareness campaign in years. Starting today, you will see those words all over the Greater Toronto Area on billboards, bus stops and TTC stations and throughout CAMH.  You will see them on television and social media channels. The message is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2018192 Views

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Two per cent of GTA students likely have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, new CAMH study shows

Two per cent of GTA students likely have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, new CAMH study shows TORONTO, April 10, 2018 – Two to three per cent of children in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), according to the first population-based study of its kind in Canada, conducted by the Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201899 Views

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Tackling Canada’s opioid crisis: help for patients and care providers

Tackling Canada’s opioid crisis: help for patients and care providers TORONTO, March 5, 2018 – Two national initiatives involving CAMH aim to improve treatment for people with opioid addiction. For health care providers, a new Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorders lays out optimal strategies for treatment. To improve patient care, CAMH is heading […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2018117 Views

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Over years, depression changes the brain, new CAMH study shows

Over years, depression changes the brain, new CAMH study shows Persistent depression may need a different therapeutic approach, results suggest TORONTO, February 26, 2018 – Is clinical depression always the same illness, or does it change over time? New brain imaging research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that the brain […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2018268 Views

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Involuntary psychiatric admissions have increased significantly in Ontario: study

Involuntary psychiatric admissions have increased significantly in Ontario: study ​TORONTO, February 22, 2018 — Involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions have increased steadily from 70.7 per cent of all psychiatric admissions in 2009 to 77.1 per cent in 2013. In a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Centre for Addiction and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2018147 Views

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Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

TORONTO, February 20, 2018 – Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. This study looked specifically at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2018121 Views

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Health Care Providers and their Role in Understanding Stigma

TORONTO, February 14, 2018 – While we know that people with mental illness and addiction often face stigma in Canadian society, we may be surprised to learn that they face it within health care environments as well. Today, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) launched a free […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2018143 Views

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Meeting the needs of adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental illness

Meeting the needs of adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental illness TORONTO, February 5, 2018 – Adults with both neurodevelopmental disabilities and a mental illness will have greater opportunities to live healthier lives, thanks to Canada’s first centre for this population being opened at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Azrieli Centre […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2018166 Views

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Improving our understanding of the health, social and economic impacts of cannabis legalization and regulation

Improving our understanding of the health, social and economic impacts of cannabis legalization and regulation TORONTO, January 24, 2018 – Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health, visited CAMH today to announce $1.4 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2018114 Views

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Largest donation ever for mental health will bring hope to all Canadians

TORONTO, January 11, 2018 – Mental illness is the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting more than 6.7 million Canadians.  The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is honoured to be entrusted with the first $100 million donation in Canada dedicated to defining the causes of mental illness and to developing t​he cures that […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 2018142 Views

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Save the Date! SMART 2018 | Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community

Title Save the Date! SMART 2018 | Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community Event Short Description Please join us for this full-day, interdisciplinary summit designed for primary care health professionals, academics and policymakers with the aim of developing partnerships and collaborations in the community for the management and treatment of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2018186 Views

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Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge TORONTO, December 14, 2017 – By almost every measure, Ontario students in grades 7 through 12 are drinking, smoking, and using  drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) began in 1977.  This according […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2017141 Views

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Financial incentives to psychiatrists did not increase follow-up care for patients after a psychiatric hospitalization discharge or suicide attempt

Financial incentives to psychiatrists did not increase follow-up care for patients after a psychiatric hospitalization discharge or suicide attempt TORONTO, DECEMBER 11, 2017 — A payment incentive introduced in 2011 to encourage psychiatrists to provide follow-up to patients after a psychiatric hospitalization discharge or to those with a recent suicide attempt did not increase access […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2017212 Views

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Mother to Mother: Easing Caregiver Stress for Parents of Children with Autism

Mother to Mother: Easing Caregiver Stress for Parents of Children with Autism TORONTO, December 7, 2017 – A novel intervention in which mothers of children with autism lead therapy workshops for other mothers of children with autism is showing great promise in reducing stress and depression among caregivers. The study, published in the journal Mindfulness, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2017179 Views

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CAMH helps launch new tool to help patients better manage after discharge

CAMH helps launch new tool to help patients better manage after discharge TORONTO, November 27, 2017 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is pleased to announce the launch of the new province-wide Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) – a proven tool that provides patients with the vital information they need to know […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2017232 Views

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CAMH: Aboriginal Engagement & Outreach Comedy Night

Title Aboriginal Engagement & Outreach Comedy Nigh Event Short Description Join us for a night of comedy with special guests, Don Burnstick and Manifest Destiny’s Child. This is a fundraising event. Proceeds will support the Aboriginal Services Healer-in-Residence Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2017226 Views

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CAMH builds on radioimaging legacy with creation of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry

CAMH builds on radioimaging legacy with creation of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is home to Canada’s first positron emission tomography (PET) centre dedicated to mental illness research, and has a long-standing track record of pioneering new brain imaging agents. CAMH’s legacy […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2017179 Views

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CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease TORONTO, October 25, 2017 – In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2017157 Views

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Comedy Night Fundraising Event – November 30, 2017

On behalf of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, we are pleased to be hosting a Comedy Night fundraising event with special guests Don Burnstick and Manifest Destiny’s Child. You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Doors […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2017277 Views

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Comedy Night Fundraising Event – November 30, 2017

On behalf of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, we are pleased to be hosting a Comedy Night fundraising event with special guests Don Burnstick and Manifest Destiny’s Child. You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Doors […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 20170 Views

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Being unaware of memory loss predicts development of Alzheimer’s disease, new CAMH study shows

Being unaware of memory loss predicts development of Alzheimer’s disease, new CAMH study shows TORONTO, October 10, 2017 – While memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, its presence doesn’t mean a person will develop dementia. A new study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found a clinically useful […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 2017239 Views

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Groundbreaking Begins for Next Phase in Boldest Redevelopment in CAMH History

Groundbreaking Begins for Next Phase in Boldest Redevelopment in CAMH History ​TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2017 – Today, as we mark the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held the official groundbreaking for the boldest phase yet of its Queen Street Redevelopment Project. When construction is completed, the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 2017221 Views

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CAMH Announces McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre

CAMH Announces McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre Visionary support will help build the hospital of tomorrow, today and enable CAMH to solve the mysteries of the brain TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2017 – In recognition of Michael H. McCain and his family’s latest $10-million commitment in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 2017210 Views

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Brief interventions for alcohol and hypertension could save lives

Brief interventions for alcohol and hypertension could save lives ​September 28, 2017 – Routine screening and interventions in primary care for hazardous and harmful alcohol use among people with hypertension could dramatically improve their health and save lives. Results from this new study, led by Dr. Jurgen Rehm of the Centre for Addiction and Mental […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 2017184 Views

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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, 2017619 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, 2017388 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, 2017330 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, 2017433 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, 2017463 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, 2017330 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, 2017396 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, 2017299 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, 2017433 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, 2017280 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, 2017255 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, 2017418 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, 2017415 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, 2017423 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, 2017367 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, 2017387 Views

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