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
By Dr. Sandy Simpson, Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at CAMH
There are few issues so misleadingly linked in the public mind as mental illness and violence.
The best efforts of Hollywood, and the media’s tendency to conflate risk and illness in the context of mass shootings in the USA , leaves the public reasonably thinking that people with mental illness present a major risk to the public. They don’t, but this seems counter-intuitive to the public because of all the media images.
So what are the facts? Is there a relationship between mental illness and violence? Read more
By Sireesha Bobbili, Special Advisor / Project Coordinator, Office of Transformative Global Health, Social & Epidemiological Research, CAMH
CAMH is well underway on an exciting new initiative in rural Tanzania with the potential to influence the impact of psychosis, a condition that affects approximately 3.9% of the population. Read more
Earlier this month, CAMH was host to a group of 30 grade 9 students as part of the national Take Our Kids to Work Day program – an initiative that has been a long-standing tradition at CAMH for over a decade.
Those young enough to have attended their own Take Our Kids to Work day in the past might remember that awkward day of missing school to visit a parent’s office, potentially job shadowing a staff member, and for the unlucky ones, actually doing office work answering phones or organizing files.
Things are a bit different at CAMH – recently billed as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers – which offered a full day of activities for its young guests. Read more