Mental Health

New website for seniors struggling with depression
New website for seniors struggling with depression

Dr. Robert Madan led the development of a new website on seniors’ mental health with the support of Evelyn Burns-Weinrib who has experienced late-life depression and is an advocate on the issue. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a mental health ...


Electronic mental health record transforms care
Electronic mental health record transforms care

When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of the essence,” says Thomas Jones, Manager of the Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health. He knows ...


Mental health educational resources designed for frontline staff
Mental health educational resources designed for
frontline staff

Psychotherapy Essentials to Go contributors, (front row, L to R) Wayne Skinner, Dr. Mark Fefergrad, Carolynne Cooper (back row, L to R) Shelley McMain, Drs. Priya Watson, Paula Ravitz and Bob Maunder. A first-of-its-kind, five-part multimedia book series created by ...


Mental wellness: An excellent healthy workplace investment
Mental wellness: An excellent healthy
workplace investment

A team from Toronto East General Hospital receiving the Silver Award of Excellence at the Excellence Canada Gala in October. Photo credit: Gary Roork. Over a decade ago, the leaders at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) identified that a healthy ...


Healing retreats for young women with burn and trauma injuries
Healing retreats for young women with burn and
trauma injuries

Participants at an Angel Faces retreat in California. The program is open to Canadians and applications can be sent online. Michelle, an Ontario native was travelling in the US with her family when they were involved in a tragic accident. ...

Posted: December 11, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Patient Care|0 comments

Movember helping break the silence in men’s mental health
Movember helping break the silence in men’s
mental health

Movember, the global charity that raises funds and awareness for men’s health, has been changing the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache in Canada since 2007. Last year 247,441 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised over ...


The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience with photoVoice
The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience
with photoVoice

Athena participated in a photoVoice group, allowing her to communicate a message about the darkness she faced during her addiction. Many of you have heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. What if that picture meant even ...


Research network to investigate the mental health of fathers
Research network to investigate the mental health
of fathers

Dr. Andrew Howlett at the Just for Kids clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. 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 – ...

Posted: October 31, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Research|1 comment

New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis
New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis

The urgent consult clinic for children and adolescents at Hotel Dieu Hospital is supported by (l-r) Nicholas Axas, Social Worker; Dr. Nasreen Roberts, Psychiatrist; and Leanne Repetti, Registered Nurse. Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s ...


Connecting marginalized patients with the right level of care
Connecting marginalized patients with the right level
of care

Charlene Crews talks to Bill Hordij, St. Michael's Hospital patient, about community supports available through CATCH. 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 ...


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