Amanda from Barrie, ON nominated a young Canadian raising money for #mentalhealth by walking / biking / running to Ottawa this summer. Do you know someone making a difference in mental health? Start your nomination:
Amanda from Barrie ON nominated a young Canadian raising money for mentalhealth

Ontario, we are looking for 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health!

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May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness month. Learn about this complicated mental illness, which is experiencing a shortage of treatment options, and find out how clinicians and researchers are working to find effective, efficient ways to deliver care.
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness month Learn about this complicated mental

Borderline Personality Disorder: Tackling a treatment crisis

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) -- a serious psychiatric disorder characterized by features including unstable emotion and behavior is as common as sch...

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CAMH PGIO - Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario Social Worker Lisa Pont shares some good insight with CBC Radio: The Current on technology addiction, how parents can deal with their child's tech use or overuse, proper role modeling, and its affects on interpersonal relationships:
CAMH PGIO Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario Social Worker Lisa Pont shares

When does a teenager's cellphone use become an addiction?

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NHL legend Sheldon Kennedy made a difference in mental health by courageously speaking up about abuse he experienced as a teenager. He continues to speak up about the issue of child abuse and its deep implications on youth mental health. If you know someone like Sheldon, nominate him or her to be celebrated as one of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health:
NHL legend Sheldon Kennedy made a difference in mental health by courageously

CAMH Difference Makers | 150 Canadians for Mental Health

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Dan and Margot provides an intimate look into the life of a young modern woman struggling to take back the three years of her life that she lost to schizophrenia. Representatives from the award winning film will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.
Dan and Margot provides an intimate look into the life of a

Dan and Margot Film Screening

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An important aspect of photography is light: without enough light, your camera can have trouble focusing. The same can be said with people, and there are times when we need to try hard to focus.

For some clients at CAMH, #photography gives them a way to focus on recovery, and gives them an outlet for expression.
An important aspect of photography is light without enough light your camera

PhotoVoice clients step into the light

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#FlashbackFriday to nursing over 100 years ago. In this photo, circa 1910, a nurse supervisor instructs nursing students at what was at the time called the 'Hospital for the Insane', a precursor to CAMH.
FlashbackFriday to nursing over 100 years ago In this photo circa 1910
We're excited to welcome back our buds at Toronto Flower Market tomorrow at 10 AM and every month this summer! Like their page and drop by CAMH to grab some fresh flowers for Mother's Day!
Were excited to welcome back our buds at Toronto Flower Market tomorrow

Toronto Flower Market Season Launch - May 13th

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“Mental health is one of the more stigmatized and neglected areas of health care. And in my role on an acute care unit, I work with some particularly marginalized populations: people with a diagnosis of psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, often in combination with substance abuse or a personality disorder. This unit is one of the first places our patients come...
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Mental health is one of the more stigmatized and neglected areas of
Scott Petersen
"Nursing really is both an art and a science. On one hand, you’re pulling from research, evidence, best practices and internal policies – the science – to inform care. On the other, the nurse pulls on the artistic skills driven by science theory to find creative innovative ways to implement this in practice – the art.

In my role I work with teams from a practice perspective to advance the...
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Nursing really is both an art and a science On one hand
Lilian R. Allen
“No matter how unwell a patient might present, I know that there is some strength there; every person has worth. In the outpatient setting, I encourage my team to practice a collaborative recovery model of care. We partner with patients on their recovery journey, focusing on their strengths to achieve optimal wellness. Our nurses play a much bigger role than administering medication; they are...
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No matter how unwell a patient might present I know that there
“’You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.’ This is what I tell everyone that I work with. I’ve worked on many different units with different patient populations, and the one thing I know for sure is that everyone has a story; people are more than their illness.

My mom has battled with depression for a long time, and I think growing up seeing the impact it had on her and other members of...
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You dont have to be perfect to be amazing This is what
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Liza Vandermeer
“Second to my passion for mental health nursing is my passion for teaching. I’ve always been driven towards improving processes, policies and procedures, and in my newer role as a nurse educator, I get to combine my passions by supporting our interprofessional teams in terms of education and training, and participate in unit-specific and hospital-wide quality improvement initiatives. I work...
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Second to my passion for mental health nursing is my passion for
“Openness to learning is especially important in mental health nursing. Patients are complex, and the combination of mental and physical illness in some of the older patients I work with can be a challenge. But, I’m curious by nature and love that this work forces me to continually learn about how to provide the best care possible, and about people.

With every patient there is an opportunity...
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Openness to learning is especially important in mental health nursing Patients are
Elaine Garland
“I work in a less conventional nursing role conducting research that focuses on understanding, developing and testing interventions to improve patient and health professional adoption of innovative digital and mobile health technologies. Currently, there is a significant knowledge gap in how to empower patients and health professionals to use these technologies in meaningful ways within mental...
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Alexis Sirén
"I always imagine myself sitting in the seat you’re sitting in right now; I give the same love and support that I’d want to receive if the tables were turned. This is a voluntary addictions outpatient clinic, so the people who come here come of their own accord, and it’s our job to meet them where they’re at in terms of support. We’re focused on harm reduction – it’s not about telling people...
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An estimated 100 Canadians die each day due to tobacco-related causes. Our Dr. Robert Schwartz discusses the problem with Healthy Debate. Can the Endgame Tobacco initiative be a viable solution?
An estimated 100 Canadians die each day due to tobaccorelated causes Our

Can Endgame Tobacco radically reduce cigarette smoking?

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Read up on stories that you may have missed in the past month. In this issue, we invite you to Doors Open, talk about the wonderful Hospitalists at CAMH, recap the Suits Me Fine Fashion Show, introduce you to our Youth Engagement team, and discuss the importance of quiet reflection in childrens’ mental health.

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To celebrate National Nursing Week, we want to introduce some of the hundreds of nurses who make up of CAMH’s largest team of difference makers.

With different CAMH nurses featured each day, read first-hand how they’re making a difference and what inspires them to do the work that they do in these Humans of New York-inspired posts.

To the many hundreds of nurses at CAMH, and thousands more...
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Join us on May 31 at CAMH for a documentary and discussion exploring LGBTQ2S youth homelessness and mental health challenges, as well as a film-based research method.
Join us on May 31 at CAMH for a documentary and discussion

Nowhere to Go: A Brokered Dialogue Film Viewing & Panel Discuss

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