Celebrating recovery and eroding stigma
Cassandra Arthur at CAMH’s Suits Me Fine boutique. For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played a big role in her recovery. “The thing I ...
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together. They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...
Helping new and expecting dads cope with mental
Dr. Howlett is a child and family psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and one of the founders of the Fathers’ Mental Health Network. When looking back over his life, Mark* realizes that growing up he handled certain situations differently ...
Smoother transitions for patients living with
“We have a rapport. That’s what makes it work,” says Richard Merrick about the therapeutic relationship he has with TBRHSC Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice) Maria Jones. Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital ...
New guidelines for mental health disorders in pregnant
and postpartum women
As many as one in five women in BC will experience a mental health disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Such disorders affect all aspects of a woman’s life, as well as that of her baby and family. If ...
Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens
Dignity after decades – a new era begins London’s long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November St. Joseph’s new Mental Health Care Building, located on the grounds of what will soon be known as the Parkwood Institute, has ...
A new way to help clients with depression and alcohol use
James* has been through periods of depression on and off for many years. He’d sought help through a number of agencies, including CAMH. In addition, James struggles with alcohol use as well as opiate substances. He was willing and ready ...
Developing mental health services for children and teens
Tyler* Tyler lived in a dream world. It was a place filled with terror, suspicion, paranoia and voices. The voices told him of the conspiracy only he was to know about and his super powers protected him from danger. He had the ...
Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare
An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive treatment. An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will ...
Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in
Dr. Elizabeth Pang (left) and Dr. Margot Taylor with the MEG machine. In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian Armed Forces approached researchers at ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →