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Research network to investigate the mental health of fathers

As a child psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dr. Andrew Howlett has seen first-hand the powerful role fathers play in a child’s development...

New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis

Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s mental health crisis much sooner now thanks to a new clinic at Hotel...

Connecting marginalized patients with the right level of care

When Charlene Crews comes to work at St. Michael’s Hospital she’s never entirely sure how her day will unfold. As one of three transitional...

Unlocking the door to better housing for people with mental illness

You wouldn’t know it driving down residential Moonlight Avenue, in Sudbury, Ontario, that there are people living in a group home setting with mental...

App helps youth tap into effective strategies to manage anxiety

It’s that time of year when many households around the country are adjusting from summer to fall schedules. Often for young people and families...

Outpatient treatment key to addiction recovery

Since her early teens, Felicia* used alcohol to cope with her anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood abuse. At 28, the single mother was...

Helping patients butt out gets results

It’s one of the hardest habits to break but with just a little help at the right time, patients about to undergo surgery can...

Making the link between mind and body health

“The facts show that good mental health is directly tied to overall physical health and vice versa,” says Dr. Joseph Ferencz, Interim Chief of...

Should oral feeding be considered healthcare or a necessity of life?

About a month ago the case of Margot Bentley hit the national news. Ms. Bentley is an 82 year-old former nurse, whose work with...

National report paves the way for improved access to youth services

A Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led study of a cross-section of youth services across Canada has found that two in five...

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