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Feb 21, 2019, 10:43 ET The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is calling on Canadians to showcase their hidden talents as part of CAMH One Brave Night for Mental

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health is back and more exciting than ever! This year, CAMH Foundation is challenging Canadians to showcase their hidden talents to...


Feb 14, 2019, 12:25 ET New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. ...


Jan 22, 2019, 09:00 ET CAMH Monitor: Ontario adults reporting increases in mental health problems

CAMH survey on adult mental health and substance use also shows new trends in cannabis use, and distracted and impaired driving TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Mental health problems among adults in...


Jan 15, 2019, 16:29 ET Media Advisory - Live Event: CAMH announces results of the CAMH Monitor survey

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is holding a news conference on Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. to report the findings of the latest CAMH Monitor....


Dec 13, 2018, 10:13 ET CAMH first Canadian hospital to win top-ranked analytics award

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - CAMH is the first Canadian hospital to achieve one of the highest international awards for using analytics to improve patient care and operational efficiency. HIMSS, a...


Dec 11, 2018, 12:20 ET Media Advisory - Managing mental health over the holidays

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The holiday season can be a stressful time. Whether it's anxiety at a time when there are more social gatherings, or dealing with job loss or income insecurity during...


Nov 27, 2018, 09:31 ET New CAMH program streamlines substance use treatment

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Marking National Addictions Awareness Week, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is proud to announce the successful implementation of a new, streamlined...


Nov 09, 2018, 13:37 ET CAMH and HBC Foundation to promote mental health awareness for young Canadians

$1.25 million 'Game Changers' mental health program will reach youth across the country over the next three years TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and...


Nov 05, 2018, 10:03 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - LIVE EVENT - CAMH and HBC Foundation to promote mental health awareness for young Canadians

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018; 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WHERE: 1001 Queen Street Community Centre Gym WHO: CAMH Foundation President and CEO Deborah Gillis Hudson's Bay...


Oct 24, 2018, 11:31 ET Free online casino games linked with higher risks of gambling problems for young people

New CAMH study finds nearly one in eight high school students played social casino games TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Type "slots" into a search engine, and free online games and apps will appear,...


Oct 15, 2018, 09:00 ET CAMH media advisory on cannabis legalization

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, October 17, Canada will officially become the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to fully legalize the consumption and sale of recreational...


Oct 10, 2018, 09:33 ET New CAMH youth-developed guide offers science-based info on cannabis use

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - What's the best way to connect with young people on the topic of cannabis use? CAMH's Youth Engagement Team has an answer, in the form of a new pocket-sized guide...


Oct 03, 2018, 17:00 ET New England Journal of Medicine Commentary - "Men's Fear of Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo: What's at stake for Academic Medicine?"

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - A commentary in The New England Journal of Medicine states that men in in academic medicine are using the #MeToo movement to justify avoiding mentorship of women,...


Oct 02, 2018, 16:37 ET Media Advisory - CAMH and the Smilezone Foundation unveil revamped Child and Youth Space

Youth Spaces now equipped with sensory walls, large, vibrant murals and iPads TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Clients visiting the Child, Youth and Emerging Adult program at the Centre for Addiction...


Sep 11, 2018, 09:00 ET Inhaled version of blood pressure drug shows promise in treating anxiety, pain

Understanding gene-environment interactions leads to possible preventive treatment TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain...


Aug 13, 2018, 11:00 ET Tour de Bleu cyclists move mental health forward by raising $3.75 million for CAMH

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Tour de Bleu, a 160-kilometre private cycling event hosted by the Peter Gilgan Foundation and Mattamy Homes, has raised $3.75 million to support the development of the...


Aug 01, 2018, 00:01 ET Thirty-two scientists awarded grants from CAMH Discovery Fund

One hundred million dollar anonymous mental health donation largest in Canadian history TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - An antidote for post-traumatic stress disorder. A nasal spray for panic attacks....


Jul 25, 2018, 00:01 ET Half of female students in Ontario experience psychological distress, CAMH study shows

TORONTO, July 25, 2018 /CNW/ - For the first time, just over 50 per cent of female students in Ontario show signs of moderate to serious psychological distress, according to the latest Ontario...


Jul 24, 2018, 12:50 ET CAMH-led collaboration will introduce a new model of early psychosis care across Ontario

Large-scale research project aims to improve treatment for young people TORONTO, July 24, 2018 /CNW/ - A CAMH-led collaboration will introduce a new model of care to improve treatment for adolescents ...


Jul 16, 2018, 06:00 ET What suicide notes teach us about experiences with mental illness and mental health care

TORONTO, July 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Can the study of suicide notes help clinicians in their efforts to prevent suicide? That is the premise of a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health...


Jun 21, 2018, 13:04 ET People with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 suicide cases

Suicide risk assessments early in the course of illness should be emphasized, researchers say TORONTO, June 21, 2018 /CNW/ - A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) study...


May 07, 2018, 06:04 ET Mental health is health: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health launches major awareness campaign

TORONTO, May 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Mental Health is Health. Those four words are at the heart of CAMH's most ambitious public awareness campaign in years. Starting today, you will see those words all over...


May 03, 2018, 10:03 ET Brain stimulation reduces suicidal thinking in people with hard-to-treat depression, new CAMH study shows

Findings indicate promising directions to prevent suicide across mental illnesses TORONTO, May 3, 2018 /CNW/ - A specific kind of brain stimulation is effective in reducing suicidal thinking in a...


Apr 26, 2018, 18:30 ET Three-minute version of brain stimulation therapy effective for hard-to-treat depression, according to landmark Canadian study

TORONTO, April 26, 2018 /CNW/ - In the largest study of its kind, a three-minute version of a brain stimulation treatment was shown to be just as effective as the standard 37-minute version for...


Apr 10, 2018, 00:01 ET Two per cent of GTA students likely have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, new CAMH study shows

TORONTO, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Two to three per cent of children in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), according to the first population-based study of its...