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Nearly 4,000 Canadians die every year from suicide
31,000 patients were served at CAMH last year
Over 500,000 outpatient visits last year at CAMH
3,243 visits to the CAMH emergency department in 2015
A publicly funded hospital located in Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) provides exceptional care for more than 31,000 patients and responds to 500,000 outpatient visits each year, caring for people across their lifespan with a range of serious mental illnesses.
Through its affiliation with the University of Toronto, CAMH is one of the largest training facilities in the world for psychiatrists and allied mental health professionals. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health or addiction issues.
Through its fundraising campaigns, CAMH has helped more people recover faster, inspired hope through discovery, and stopped mental illness from destroying lives.
To help more people recover faster, CAMH’s Queen Street site has been transformed into a patient-centred treatment environment for recovery and healing. CAMH will create clear pathways to treatment and recovery, and enhance access to care for the most vulnerable populations: children, youth, seniors and those with both mental illness and developmental disorders.
More has been learned about the brain in the past 10 years than in all of human history. CAMH is working to ensure these discoveries are shared widely and that novel ideas and approaches are rigorously evaluated and appropriately adopted in the patient setting.
Education is one of the most powerful tools to tackle issues of stigma and inequity that devastate people, their families and communities. Learning and awareness foster understanding, compassion and tolerance. CAMH has achieved tremendous progress in erasing the misconceptions associated with mental illness, but we still have a long way to go.
“CAMH has a tremendous responsibility to the people who turn to us for care. We know meaningful recovery is within reach and that we cannot stop now,” says CAMH Foundation President and CEO, Darrell Louise Gregersen. “We are truly grateful for Power Corporation’s leadership and generosity.”