Mary Lou is a wife, mother, and grandmother who graduated from Nursing just over 40 years ago.
In 1985, Mary Lou started her journey into Mental Health by developing a severe depression. During her recovery, Mary Lou was a member on Planning Boards in York Region, Board Member for York Support Services and for Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences. She began working for CMHA (ACT Team) and for the last four years been part of Cota's ACT Team.
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be utilized in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. It seeks to understand the individual's frame of reference, particularly via reflective listening, expressing acceptance, and monitoring the client's degree of readiness to change, while affirming the individual's freedom of choice and self-direction.
Do you have a family member or a friend with a mental illness and want to learn more about mental health? This course may be for you
Knowledgeable family members, professionals and individuals with lived mental health experience will speak on topics which include: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, coping with mental illness, communicating with your loved one, estate planning, mental health and the law, community services and more.
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The Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and three Toronto-based Community Health Centres (CHCs), South Riverdale CHC (SRCHC), Central Toronto Community Health Services (CTCHC), and Unison Health and Community Services (UnisonHCS) partnered on an anti-stigma/anti-discrimination project which began in 2010 to reduce stigma and discrimination by Primary Health Care (PHC) providers toward people with mental health and substance use issues. The project partnered with and implemented the pilot at CHCs that predominantly serve vulnerable populations in Toronto, Ontario.
Over the course of a ten-week long workshop series at Unison Health and Community Services (Unison HCS) (in collaboration with CAMH), primary healthcare providers and individuals with lived-experiences of mental illness and substance use issues (consumer/survivors) collaborated to answer these types of questions, to explore stigma, discrimination and recovery in the primary health care setting.
TORONTO, May 11, 2015 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kristin Cleverley to the position of Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research at the University of Toronto effective July 1, 2015. The purpose of the Chair is to develop a new and innovative program of research in mental health nursing that will serve as a catalyst for increasing awareness, dialogue and new knowledge in the field, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
The Treatment & Rehabilitation Program has adopted the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Model as its overarching philosophical framework. This philosophy is built on a set of principles and values that emphasize client and family involvement in decision making, client choice, the provision of a range of services to meet treatment, rehabilitation and support needs, and a commitment from mental health services professionals to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients based on their stated preferences, wishes, desires and life plans. In order to make this vision a reality the program will ensure that all of its clinical staff have the necessary skills by providing education and training, and will put in place an evaluation framework to measure quality of services delivered including client outcomes.