In a previous post (http://www.disabilityliving.ca/disability-canada-canadians-mental-illnesses-not-receiving-care-need/) we briefly discussed Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). We touched on the point that CAMH is an excellent resource for someone with a mental illness who is seeking proper healthcare. Are you that person? If so, this post will be beneficial to you.
What is the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health?
CAMH, also known as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, is “Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.” CAMH is also a major research centre. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is based in Toronto and is associated with the University of Toronto.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s goal is to help people with issues of addiction or mental illness. It helps people with these issues through policy, education, research, “health promotion,” and clinical care.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers a plethora of services and programs for people affected by mental illness; here are just a few:
– Addictions Program (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Addiction_Programs/index.html)
– Schizophrenia Program (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Mental_Health_Programs/Schizophrenia_Program/index.html)
– “The General Psychiatry Program” (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Mental_Health_Programs/General_Psychiatry_Program/index.html)
– Anxiety and Mood Program (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Mental_Health_Programs/Mood_and_Anxiety_Program/index.html)
– Mental Health Program (Geriatric) (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Mental_Health_Programs/Geriatric_Mental_Health_Program/index.html)
– “Law and Mental Health Program” (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Mental_Health_Programs/The_Law_and_Mental_Health_Program/index.html)
– “Child, Youth, and Family Program” (http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Child_Youth_Family_Program/index.html)
To see even more programs that the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers, visit http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/care_treatmentprograms_camh.html.
CAMH’s services are extensive. Please see http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Additional_Services_for_Clients/index.html to learn about CAMH’s services for patients.
CAMH doesn’t just care for people with mental illnesses — it also looks after their friends and family.
Does your loved one have a mental disorder? Is it difficult for you to bear? The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health cares about you and what you are going through. In fact, CAMH offers “Supports for Family and Friends.” Read about these supports by visiting http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guide_to_CAMH/Additional_Services_for_Clients/index.html.
Do you think you may have a mental illness? Are you ready to get help?
If so, visit http://www.camh.net/Care_Treatment/index.html. This webpage has all the resources you need to find help today.
Don’t let mental illness keep you locked in a cycle of shame. The truth is, many people struggle with the exact same issues you are facing. The first step in getting better is making contact with a resource that can help you. That resource might be the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Reach CAMH by calling 416-535-8501.
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