mental health

Much work to be done to improve diagnosis and treatment

When NHL star player Sidney Crosby suffered a concussion during a game in May – the fourth concussion of his career – the news made nationwide headlines. A few years earlier, a concussion had kept the Pittsburgh Penguins star off the ice for ten months.

Concussions can have serious consequences, even in cases where the victim shows few symptoms immediately. Victims often shrug off a mild blow to the head, unaware that brain damage has occurred.

Classified as: mental health, MNI, Neuro, Neurology, medicine research, football, Sports, concussions
Published on: 7 Jun 2017

Project will enhance mental health access for multicultural communities

On Jan. 18, 2017, Bell Let’s Talk announced a donation of $250,000 to McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – known as The Neuro – to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities.

Classified as: Bell, mental health, Bell Let's Talk, Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre
Published on: 18 Jan 2017

Project Love is a collective of scholars based at McGill University whose mission is to (i) spread love on the streets of Montreal and beyond; (ii) better understand the nature of love and its impact on mental health and well-being (iii) combat the epidemic of loneliness and isolation plaguing many people. See their blog https://projectlove2016.wordpress.com or contact them at projectlovemcgill [at] gmail [dot] com

Classified as: mental health, Project love, well-being
Published on: 11 Feb 2016

Dr. Robert Whitley and his team, Recovery Advocacy Documentary Action Research (RADAR) group, released a video titled Newfoundland Notions: In Search of the Good Life.  

The film can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRE-VFzIJ-c

See mention of the short film on CBC news here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mental-health-newfoundland-1.3361419

Classified as: mental health, raise awareness, reduce stigma
Published on: 15 Dec 2015

Education alumni Mike Babcock (BEd. (Phys. Ed) 1986), currently head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was a recent guest at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) fundraiser in Ontario, reported the Peterborough Examiner.

"Babcock would be the perfect person to speak on the topic for Team 55 and the CMHA's suicide awareness and prevention mandate," said Team 55's Dave Pogue in part. Click here to read the entire article.

Classified as: awareness, mental health, McGill, suicide, Mike Babcock, Fundraiser, hockey, NHL, Coach, Education Alumni, edalumni, babcock, leafs, cmha, advocacy
Published on: 2 Sep 2015

To learn about the new and improved facilities of the Douglas Institute's brain bank, please visit the following link: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/douglas-intitute-s-brain-bank-shows-off-new-facilities-1.2531409

Classified as: Douglas Institute, mental health, psychiatry in the news, brain bank, Bell Canada Brian Bank
Published on: 25 Aug 2015

What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection? Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (The Neuro), hope is on the horizon through the expansion of a major collaboration to understand why some children are vulnerable to conditions like autism, attention deficit disorder and social anxiety, and what can be done to prevent these disorders before they take hold. This collaboration will also explore brain disorders in the aging population, such as dementia, in an unprecedented investigation of mental health across the lifespan.

Classified as: epigenetics, Michael Meaney, mental health, Alan Evans, bioinformatics, Irving Ludmer, Ludmer Family Foundation, celia greenwood
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Published on: 21 Oct 2014
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Published on: 30 Sep 2014

By Cynthia Lee - News - June 8, 2014

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.

Classified as: brain, Douglas Institute, mental health, depression, suicide, Gustavo Turecki
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Published on: 8 Jun 2014

The McGill University Child Psychiatry Division is organizing a series of 4 bilingual seminars for the mental health professionals. These seminars will be presented in English, on Tuesday afternoon and in French on Wednesday afternoon, once a month, from 3:00 to 5:00 from January to April 2013

Please see attached brochure for details.

Thank you
Rita Riccio
Administrative Assistant
Division of Child Psychiatry, McGill University
Department of Child Psychiatry
The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre

Classified as: Research, Child psychiatry, mental health
Published on: 26 Oct 2012