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Dr. Laurence Kirmayer featured in Radio-Canada International

McGill launches multicultural mental health initiative

Published: 20 Jan 2021

Dr. Samuel Veissière mentionné dans Le Devoir

L’impact de la pandémie sur la santé mentale reste difficile à mesurer

Published: 20 Jan 2021

Dr. Rob Whitley featured in Vancouver Sun

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.

Published: 15 Jan 2021

Appointment of new MUHC Mental Health Mission Research Co-Directors

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.

Published: 15 Jan 2021

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer honoured with two prestigious awards

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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Published: 15 Jan 2021

Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher

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.

Published: 15 Jan 2021

Dr. Myrna Lashley quoted in CTV News

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.

Published: 8 Jan 2021

Dr. Samuel Veissière quoted in Washington Post

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.”

Published: 6 Jan 2021

Professor Tina Montreuil quoted in CTV News

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.”

Published: 6 Jan 2021

New use for an old drug: How does ketamine combat depression?

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.

Published: 16 Dec 2020

Dr. Ashok Malla featured in Toronto Star

She was suicidal, struggling with PTSD and addicted to alcohol. The help she needed was all under one roof

Published: 10 Dec 2020

Dr. Eric Latimer featured in Toronto Star

Defund the police — and then what? What Toronto can learn from the places out in front of a global movement

Published: 10 Dec 2020

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy (Associate Member) featured in Le Devoir

Une détresse psychologique sous-estimée dans nos écoles secondaires

Published: 4 Dec 2020

In Memoriam - Dr. Giamal Luheshi (1959 - 2020)

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.

Published: 1 Dec 2020

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