For Psychology Month, Dr. Sean Kidd, Scientist and Head of Psychology Service, Schizophrenia Division, blogs about the power of higher expectations. Read more
Posts from the ‘Social Change’ Category
Whether it’s texting on a phone or talking in person, starting conversations about mental illness is the aim of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28. Across the country, people will take to their phones and social media accounts to raise money and make a statement about the importance of mental health to Canadians. And CAMH is part of that conversation. Check out this video to hear what CAMH will be taking about on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Read more
Health equity is concerned with creating equal opportunities for good health for all people, reducing avoidable and unjust differences in health among population groups.
While mental illness and substance use can affect anyone, people in less advantaged groups have a higher chance of poor mental health due to their social and economic circumstances. The critical role of poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing, discrimination, racism and other forms of social exclusion in creating inequities in mental health has been well documented. Read more