By Sireesha Bobbili, Special Advisor/Project Coordinator, Office of Transformative Global Health, Social & Epidemiological Research, CAMH
Infographic by Erin Lee, Communications Intern, Office of Transformative Global Health, CAMH
Here’s a recap of our project:
The Office of Transformative Global Health at CAMH is piloting a project in rural Tanzania. It targets traditional healers who treat psychosis, a condition that affects approximately 3.9% of the population.
Cultural beliefs and accessibility to services are two reasons why Tanzanians go to traditional healers for their health care needs. However, without proper attention to biological symptoms, a condition like psychosis can worsen and reach chronic stages leading to severe long-term disability. Read more
By Michael-Jane Levitan, Special Advisor, Office of Transformative Global Health
Collaborative mental health seems self-explanatory. It suggests that work surrounding mental health be a collective effort with varied perspectives and diverse skill sets to improve the quality of care for clients. While this is very true, it’s often easier said than done. Read more
By Dr. Bruce Pollock, Vice President of Research at CAMH
Every so often, we all experience moments that inspire us, that show us how our efforts fit into a broader perspective.
We had such a moment at our CAMH Campbell Family Mental Health Research Symposium in November. We were honoured with the presence of 2000 Nobel Laureate Dr. Arvid Carlsson. Read more