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Concerning children

Since my appointment as CAMH CEO three years ago, people have told me personal stories about mental illness and addiction.  I’m honored to be trusted with these difficult, human stories and humbled by the fact that change is so long in the making.  For me, the stories about children are really poignant – hearing of obstacles to help and hope that kids, teens and their families face is a powerful call to action.  Read more

Beyond bricks and mortar

For those living with mental illness and addictions, housing is so much more than bricks and mortar – it is a part of their recovery. Stable housing means independence, a chance at employment, friendships, dignity and a better quality of life. More than 500,000 Canadians living with mental illness are inadequately housed and more than 100,000 are homeless. At CAMH nearly half of our Alternate Level of Care (ALC) clients are waiting for supportive housing. This means that hospital beds become “homes” for some and are not available for others with acute needs. Read more