Le pourquoi du pourquoi: pourquoi il y a le jour et la nuit?, Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, Ici Radio-Canada
McGill launches multicultural mental health initiative
L’impact de la pandémie sur la santé mentale reste difficile à mesurer
Destigmatize cannabis use for mental health (By Rob Whitley) Health Canada just released the results of its 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey, noting that a whopping 27 per cent of Canadians had used cannabis in the last year. Approximately half of those surveyed stated that they used cannabis for medical purposes, with rates of usage particularly high among people reporting poor or fair mental health.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointments of Dr. Gabriella Gobbi and Dr. Howard Margolese as MUHC Mental Health Mission Research Co-Directors retroactive to December 1st, 2020.
They each bring specific strengths, skills and experience to this position and they will certainly complement each other.
Please join me in congratulating them both. They are looking forward to opportunities for mutual collaboration with all of you.
Congratulations to Dr. Laurence Kirmayer who has won the 2020 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Systems Research from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) and the 2021 Judd Marmor Award for advancing the biopsychosocial model by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the Jewish General Hospital. In announcing her retirement, Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Psychiatrist-in-chief, and Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the LDI, praised Dr.
Expanded lockdown means even more challenges to Quebecers' mental health …Not everyone is struggling. Psychologist Mryna Lashley said there is no need to feel guilty if you're among those who are thriving. “We're not emphasizing the fact that not everybody has to feel depressed, not everybody has to have mental health difficulties because of this,” she said.
Spending the pandemic talking to yourself? If you live alone, you’re not alone. …Samuel Veissière, an assistant professor of psychiatry at McGill University who has studied tulpamancy, suspects that during the pandemic, “a tulpamancer might be doing better than average because they’re used to being alone,” he says. “They’ve developed these coping mechanisms. They’re able to entertain themselves.”
Canadians leave their Christmas lights on to get through dark times …Dr. Tina C. Montreuil, an associate member of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, said the lights can really bring a boost to morale during trying times. “Hope is an essential ingredient of resilience,” she said. “One of the only really true ways that we can sustain the ongoing restrictions is to holding onto some level of hope.”
A group of proteins called 4E-BPs, involved in memory formation, is the key to unlocking the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain, according to researchers from three Canadian universities. The discovery could lead to better and safer treatments for certain patients suffering from major depression.
She was suicidal, struggling with PTSD and addicted to alcohol. The help she needed was all under one roof
Defund the police — and then what? What Toronto can learn from the places out in front of a global movement
Une détresse psychologique sous-estimée dans nos écoles secondaires
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend Dr. Giamal Luheshi. Giamal passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, after a courageous battle with cancer.