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CAMH Connexions 3/5/2012

upcoming events:

May 3 - 29, Five in Focus  
Workman Arts photography exhibit for the 2012 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.  

May 7-13, Mental Health Matters 
Every evening during Mental Health Week, tune in to TVO and watch CAMH experts discuss issues surrounding mental health. 

June 6, Transforming Lives Awards 
Honouring extraordinary people with mental illness or addiction.

June 21, Phase 1B Grand Opening 
Mark your calendars for the grand opening of CAMH's newest buildings!

Welcome to Connexions!

Welcome to the first edition of our           e-newsletter, CAMHconnexions. To keep informed about how CAMH is transforming lives, please subscribe online. 

Mental Health Matters: a special Series on Tvo

CAMH has partnered with TVO to produce Mental Health Matters, an in-depth exploration of the state of mental health in our society. From May 7-13, TVO will feature special programming with CAMH experts, extensive online resources, and
in-the-community broadcast events.

Margaret McCain pledges $10 million to CAMH

On April 25, the Hon. Margaret McCain committed a $10 million gift to enhance mental health initiatives for children and youth at CAMH and across Ontario. For Mrs. McCain, this gift to CAMH builds on her life-long commitment to improving the lives of children and families.

New website and mobile app for problem gambling

In April, CAMH's Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) launched a unique suite of online tools including a mobile app. Anonymous, free, and accessible anytime, these tools offer new help for the more than 350,000 poeple in Ontario affected by problem gambling and their loved ones.

Education group for family members

CAMH's spring season education group for adult family members and friends of individuals who experience mental health and/or substance use issues runs Monday evenings from May 7 through June 4. These drop-in sessions run from 6 -7:30p.m. at 250 College Street, Room 801, Toronto. 

study sheds light on impact of opioid addiction

A new study led by CAMH scientist Dr. Russell Callaghan has found that people with an opioid addiction have the highest risk of death when compared to rates for alcohol and other drugs.

New gene linked to intellectual disability 

A team led by CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. John Vincent recently discovered the NSUN2 gene associated with a new form of intellectual disability. Intellectual disability is a condition in which individuals have limitations in their mental abilities and in functioning in daily life. The NSUN2 gene is among the most common causes of intellectual disability resulting from recessive genes.

taking research on the road

After successful visits to Port Colborne and Welland, CAMH's mobile lab is rolling into Windsor. Canada's first mobile laboratory dedicated to research on mental health, substance use, and violence problems, the lab will visit 20 communities over the next five years, sharing the results with communities to improve services locally.

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