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Thoughts on December 24th

The Holiday Season is difficult for many of the people we serve at CAMH, and the past few weeks must have been particularly trying.  The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut precipitated yet another public discussion that wrongly conflated the issues of an angry, violent society with mental illness. This discourse reached an unbelievably low point when the U.S. National Rifle Association advocated for a national registry of people with mental illness, rejecting the idea that inappropriate access to military type assault weapons was a problem.  Read more

The tragedy at Newtown: a closer look at violence and mental illness

When violent tragedies like the school shooting in Connecticut happen, we all want to know why. We grieve for the victims and their families. We ask ourselves – and each other – how something so horrifying could happen Read more

New treatments give clients hope for the future

CAMH client Jane Webber tells the story of her struggle with depression, and the various treatments she tried – from dozens of medications to ECT to rTMS – before success with the new magnetic pulse therapy MST – at the grand opening of the new Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention. Read more

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