at CAMH.net Updated
January 28, 2008 3:14 PM
it's almost here ...
and it's your improved source of information on
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's public
website is undergoing a transformation. The redeveloped website will
continue to be a source of on-line addiction and mental health
information for clients, families, healthcare and other professionals
and the public. With a redeveloped navigation system, enhanced search
capabilities and content that is more representative of CAMH's mission,
vision and goals, the site is designed to be your first stop for
information on addiction and mental health.
Watch for it ... the site launches at
10:00 EST. on
Tuesday, November 18, 2003.
The 11th Annual Rendezvous
with Madness Film Festival
The Workman Theatre Project presents
The 11th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Friday November 14 – Sunday November 23, 2003
with Madness is unique on the Film Festival circuits in that it seeks
to explore the facts and mythologies of mental illness and addiction,
as presented by Canadian and International filmmakers. This year’s
festival boasts over thirty films with twenty-two Canadian entries.
Festival Passes are only $30 and give
you access to all the screenings between November 15 – 23. All
regular screenings are pay what you can or suggested donation of $8.
Please note that the opening night gala is now SOLD OUT.
For information on the festival log onto www.rendezvouswithmadness.com or
Getting Help for an Addiction or
Mental Health Problem
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This forum will address the common difficulties many people face when
trying to get help for a mental health or addiction problem. The issues
will be explored from the perspective of service providers who face
unique challenges when trying to support clients within complex systems,
as well as from individuals who find themselves trying to negotiate
services which often seem inaccessible. The forum will highlight current
challenges and practical suggestions for alternatives for clients, family
members and service providers. More
Issues in Addictions and Mental Health
September 2003: Advice from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(CAMH) directed to all levels of government and all political parties
about how to address the needs of people with mental illness and addictions.
Reforming health care funding and delivery in Canada is high on the
public and political agenda. Unfortunately, mental illness and addictions
remain largely absent from these debates despite the fact that twenty
percent of Canadians in any given year suffer from a broad range of
mental illness or addiction, and 3% suffer profound and persistent
/ PDF of cover
with Food and Addictions: Finding Help for Concurrent Eating and Substance
Thursday, October 2, 2003
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
When people have both an eating and a substance use problem, it affects
their emotions, their relationships, their sense of self - their entire
life. They may feel frustrated by their failed attempts to get help.
This forum will address the connections between eating and substance
use problems and the importance of working on both issues in an integrated
treatment approach. More...
Holiday greeting cards that make a difference
This holiday season, send your family and friends greeting cards that
spread awareness of CAMH's role in the fight against mental illness
and addiction and the stigma attached to them. By choosing our cards,
you support the important research, prevention and care carried out
by CAMH, and you help to create a better world for the one in four
Canadians who will face these illnesses during their lifetime. More...
/ Download the order
Parents of Toronto Handbook of Supports and Services for Persons with
Dual Diagnosis in Toronto 2002 (PDF only)
The Dual Diagnosis Program at
the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is delighted to support the
ongoing efforts of the Concerned Parents Association of Toronto Inc.
of Toronto in assisting parents, relatives and friends to access resources
for individuals with an developmental intellectual disability and mental
health needs. The complex health and mental needs of individuals with
a dual diagnosis result in significant challenges for all caregivers
in accessing the appropriate services when needed. This latest edition
is exceptional and applicable beyond the City of Toronto with the inclusion
of easy to read information on how to navigate the system. Previous
editions of this Handbook have been widely used by professionals, paraprofessionals
and family members and friends. (Please note: this is not a CAMH publication.)
Letter from Wendy
Nailer / Working
It Out / Letting
Voices Be Heard / The
Important Role of Families / News
Highlights at the Centre: New Executive Structure at CAMH; SARS
Support; Latest CAMH Publications / Site
Speak / Honouring
Extraordinary Ontarians / Upcoming
2003 - 2004 EPS Course Calendar
Considering continuing your education this fall? Education
and Publishing at CAMH offers courses for mental health and addictions
professionals, including Working With Youth With Substance Use and
Mental Health Problems and Core Knowledge and Skills for Withdrawal
Management coming in October.
Complete calendar in PDF (1.2 MB)
We need to talk more openly about our mental
health and addictions problems: Now we can.
R. Samuel McLaughlin Addiction and
Mental Health Information Centre, a new initiative from CAMH,
will increase CAMHs ability to reach and support Ontarians in
need of assistance. through:
- An enhanced toll-free Information Line, including Information and
Referral specialists and audio-taped messages.
- A telephone support line staffed by volunteers providing informal
and/or peer support
- Web-based information on a range of topics.
- A store-front Information Centre
- New print, audio-taped messages, and web materials in 16 languages.
New at the online McLaughlin Information Centre August 12/03:
norming strategy challenges campus drinking culture / Is
your hospital healthy? Organizational commitment promotes staff well-being
aging / Q
& A: Common questions about health promotion / Urban
Elder brings traditional healing to the twenty-first century / Treating
the terrorized: practising on the front line / Peer
assessment process may reduce methadone-related deaths / Research
Update / Dual
Disorders: progress in connecting the two fields / Is
the prognosis for schizophrenia really better in low-income countries
than in the West?
CAMH Don River Run
Thanks to all who came out
in support of CAMH on Sunday!
After five exciting years, CAMH has an impressive list of
achievements. While there is much more to do, we have made great strides
in building an organization that is focused on the needs of our clients
and stakeholders and on providing programs and services to improve the
health of people and communities. More...
Financials 2003 (PDF only; 444 KB)
Living with Mental
Illness and Addiction Takes Courage.
Seven extraordinary Ontarians were honoured for their Courage
to Come Back from the challenges of living with mental illness and addiction
at a gala awards dinner Thursday, May 15, 2003.
Press Release May 2003
/ Profiles of 2003
winners / 2003
CAMH Research Annual Report 2002
Contents / Letter
from the President and CEO / Letter
from the Vice-President, Research / Sources
of Extramural Research Funding / Breakdown
of Extramural Funding by Source / Neuroscience
Research Department / Vivian
M. Rakoff Positron Emission Tomography Centre / Clinical
Research Department / Social,
Prevention and Health Policy Research Department / Honours,
Appointments and Awards (PDF only) / Grants
and Contracts (PDF only)/ Publications
(PDF only)/ Research
Staff (PDF only)
of complete report (1.5 MB). PDFs are available of the
other sections through individual pages.
about the Centre
As the largest mental health and addiction facility in Canada, the
Centre operates central clinical and research facilities in Toronto.
However, its influence extends throughout the province. The Centre has
consultants, located in 12 community offices and 16 satellite locations
across the province, who support local communities in health promotion
and prevention in mental health and addiction. The Centre also works
with government to influence the public policy and resource development
process to ensure it promotes health and works towards eliminating the
stigma associated with mental illness and addiction. The Centre is also
a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto
and a Pan American Health Organization
and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
The Guide to the Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health
Revised May 2003. Only available online. PDF versions
of individual sections are now available..
is CAMH / Mental
Health / Addictions / Additional
Services for Clients / Concurrent
Disorders / Corporate
Services / National
& International Services / Province-wide
Services / Research
Initiatives & Programs