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CAMH named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017

CAMH named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017 March 28, 2017 (Toronto) – For the seventh year in a row, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. “Promoting diversity has always been a core value at CAMH,” says Kim Bellissimo, VP of Human […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201793 Views

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Program Consultant

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Program Consultant, Aboriginal Engagement Lead Regional Services, Northeast Region – Sudbury Provincial System Support Program Position Description: CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) works with partners across Ontario to support the province’s 10-year Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and create sustainable, system-level change. With offices across the province, PSSP is on the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 20170 Views

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Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital, CAMH study finds

Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital, CAMH study finds Staff and patient support increased, and adverse events declined after implementing a completely tobacco-free policy TORONTO, March 6, 2017 – A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) showed positive changes in attitudes and a reduction in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201776 Views

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Announcing CAMH’s hospital transformation partner

Announcing CAMH’s hospital transformation partner TORONTO, March 3, 2017—CAMH is pleased to officially announce Plenary Health as our partner, to design, build, finance and maintain the next phase of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project–1C.  This phase will see CAMH’s two signature hospital buildings proudly installed on Queen Street West, transforming care for patients, breaking down the stigma surrounding menCentre […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017127 Views

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New study shows poorer health care for Ontarians living with serious mental illness and diabetes

New study shows poorer health care for Ontarians living with serious mental illness and diabetes ​TORONTO, March. 1, 2017 — In a new study published today in General Hospital Psychiatry, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have highlighted the urgent need for individuals […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201798 Views

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The PARTNERs Project: A new approach to mental health care

The PARTNERs Project: A new approach to mental health care TORONTO, January 24, 2017 – WHAT: The PARTNERs project is 3-year study into the efficacy of a new and innovative model to expand mental health care to those who need it. The premise is simple – working with a network of about 150 family physicians […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2017151 Views

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Blue Monday Survival Guide

Blue Monday Survival Guide TORONTO, January 16, 2017 – Feeling Blue?  You’re in good company.  With the day that has come to be known as Blue Monday upon us again, we at CAMH want to help you get through what has been dubbed the most depressing day of the year. There is no scientific basis […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2017106 Views

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The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome New CAMH study provides worldwide estimates of this preventable birth defect January 12, 2017 (TORONTO) – Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. The study, published in The […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2017203 Views

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Traditional Healer/Elder

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Traditional Healer/Elder Aboriginal Services Position Description: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is currently seeking 2-3 Traditional Healers/Elders to support Aboriginal Services. Reporting to the Manager of Aboriginal Services and working as a member of an interdisciplinary team (including Social Workers, Physicians and Psychiatrists), you will provide traditional teachings, healing ceremonies and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 20170 Views

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CAMH responds to New Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

CAMH responds to New Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy TORONTO, December 15, 2016 – CAMH welcomes the federal government’s announcement of the new Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS). For much of the past decade Canada has approached substance use primarily as a criminal justice issue, but evidence shows that this approach causes health harms, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2016201 Views

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CAMH Statement on the release of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation report to government

CAMH Statement on the release of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation report to government Tuesday December 13, 2016 “In June 2016, CAMH’s President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn was appointed as a Member of the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. As Canada’s leading academic health science centre specializing […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 2016205 Views

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Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age

Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age TORONTO, December 12, 2016 — Treating psychotic illnesses cost the province of Ontario just under $2.1 billion in 2012, which was about four per cent of the total provincial health budget,  according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016208 Views

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Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic devices

Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic devices CAMH Monitor survey also shows many Ontario adults report texting and driving, and increasing mental distress days TORONTO, December 7, 2016 – As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016189 Views

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Two CAMH scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs

Two CAMH scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs TORONTO, December 2, 2016 – Two leading addictions experts at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have been awarded Canada Research Chairs, which were announced today by the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science. Dr. John Cunningham received a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016223 Views

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Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals Welcome Auditor General’s Report on their Services

Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals Welcome Auditor General’s Report on their Services TORONTO, November 30, 2016 – ​Ontario’s four specialty psychiatric hospitals welcome the Auditor General’s Annual Report released today. Our four hospitals are striving to provide exemplary care to our patients and we are committed to the highest level of accountability. We have been working collaboratively […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2016191 Views

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CAMH: Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic

CAMH: Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic TORONTO, November 7, 2016 – Canada, the second highest consumer of opioids worldwide, must take a comprehensive approach to curb rampant prescribing of opioids and reduce deaths, argue addiction and mental health experts in an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) “It is late — but […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2016234 Views

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CAMH: Public health successes and missed opportunities – new report on alcohol-attributable deaths

Public health successes and missed opportunities – new report on alcohol-attributable deaths ​From the World Health Organization CAMH’s WHO Collaborating Centre contributes to European report September 28, 2016 – For the first time, trends in alcohol consumption and related mortality have been examined systematically for all countries in the WHO European Region for an extended […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2016276 Views

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Legalizing cannabis: CAMH submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

Toronto, September 12, 2016 – Earlier this year the federal government set up a task force to make recommendations on a framework for legalizing and regulating cannabis. Dr. Catherine Zahn, CAMH’s President and CEO, is one of its nine members. In June the task force released a discussion paper and launched consultations consisting of roundtables […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016331 Views

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Addictions in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities higher than expected, study shows

Addictions in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities higher than expected, study shows TORONTO, September 8, 2016 – A new CAMH study shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have nearly double the rate of a doctor-diagnosed addiction over a two-year period, compared to those without these disabilities. The addiction rates were 6.4 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2016299 Views

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Minister Hoskins celebrates redevelopment milestone at CAMH sign unveiling

Minister Hoskins celebrates redevelopment milestone at CAMH sign unveiling TORONTO, September 7, 2016 – Earlier today. CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn welcomed Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to CAMH to celebrate a milestone in the third phase our Queen Street Redevelopment Project. Today marks the close of request for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2016339 Views

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More psychiatrists will not improve access to mental health care in Ontario, study suggests

More psychiatrists will not improve access to mental health care in Ontario, study suggests TORONTO, August 22, 2016 – Increasing the supply of psychiatrists in Ontario has not significantly improved access to psychiatric care, according to a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016365 Views

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CAMH welcomes Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos as new Physician-in-Chief

CAMH welcomes Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos as new Physician-in-Chief TORONTO, August 10, 2016 – On August 1, 2016, CAMH welcomed Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos in her new role as Physician-in-Chief.  As Dr. Stergiopoulos moves into this central position, leading over 380 physicians at CAMH, she discusses her aim to impact system change, the connection between hospital and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2016393 Views

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Strengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Strengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples CAMH outlines plan to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal people. TORONTO, June 20, 2016 –  Over the past 18 months, CAMH has engaged Aboriginal leaders, organizations, service providers and communities as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff at CAMH to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016408 Views

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CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities

CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, and CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program’s Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach (AEO) team is sharing the importance of mindfulness in a new video called “Mind Chatter”. The video shows the process of moving from one’s thoughts to being grounded […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016487 Views

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CAMH to celebrate opening of Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for patients

CAMH to celebrate opening of Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for patients CAMH is proud to celebrate the opening of a Sweat Lodge at our Queen Street West site. CAMH will be the first hospital in Ontario to have a fully operational Sweat Lodge. Sweat Lodges are an ancient healing tradition for Indigenous Nations throughout North America […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2016689 Views

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2015 Vern Harper Award

2015 Vern Harper Award Honoring contributions to helping Aboriginal clients experiencing mental health and substance use issues Charlene Tyance, a member of Gull Bay First Nation and a Family Preservation Worker at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, is this year’s recipient of the Chapin A’sin Elder Vern Harper Award for Excellence in the Provision of Culturally-Based […]

by pmnationtalk on July 23, 20151061 Views

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