Author: Eli's Place (page 1 of 10)
Meet Dr Joanna Henderson
Dr Joanna Henderson is fortunate to play many roles in the field of mental health. A clinical psychologist by training, her work is focused on youth and emerging adults aged 12-25. She is a Senior Scientist in the Child, Youth & Emerging Adult program at CAMH and Executive Director of the McCain Centre at CAMH. Currently leading four federally funded studies, Dr Henderson is directly engaged in shaping the policies and practices that impact young adults with mental health challenges.
Meet Susan Meikle
An Occupational Therapist by training, Susan Meikle has 45 years of professional experience; currently she is the Executive Director Toronto North Support Services. One of the services she leads provides “a doorway” of access to 53 provider services for upwards of 7,000 referrals a year.
Despite campaigns geared towards destigmatization, the stigma around mental health for men remains intact and is negatively impacting their well-being:
- rates of mental illness are comparable between men and women, but men are less likely to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for their illness.
- up to 10 percent of men experience paternal postpartum depression.
- 80 percent of people who die by suicide are men.
- the suicide rate is three times higher for men than it is for women.
When something is not working well or indeed at all, the primary goal is to find a way to repair it. The same thinking applies when that something is a someone, but often there is no fix or repair for a human being that works completely.
Join us for a delightful evening of uplifting song at Toronto Jewish Chorus presents Shir Delight 2019 on Thursday, May 23! A portion of the proceeds will be directed towards the work we are doing at Eli’s Place to build Canada’s first rural, residential long-term treatment centre for young adults with mental illness.