SAD in the summer? Yes, it’s a real thing!

Imagine looking out the window as all the people in your life hang out in the garden or on the balcony, as they look forward to going for ice cream or swimming and all you want to do is close the curtains and block out the light. 

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“It may not be rocket science, but it’s certainly improving outcomes!”

Meet Dr Ari Zaretsky

Understanding the scope of Dr Zaretsky’s role at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre could make one’s head spin, but as he lists the various hats he wears, it’s clear Dr Zaretsky is in full control. As Chief of Psychiatry at Sunnybrook, Dr Zaretsky maintains a clinical practice with a specialty in the area of mood disorders and anxiety.

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“For some people, residential treatment is absolutely necessary”

Meet Dr Anthony Levitt

Dr Levitt explains that he currently has three functions in his roles at Sunnybrook: Chief, of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences program;  Clinician-researcher, meeting regularly with patients; and Medical Director of the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook.

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We can’t stop now! Announcing our Match for Hope appeal.

Dear Friends of Eli’s Place,

By supporting Eli’s Place, you can help build hope for young adults with serious mental illness – and now you can double your impact!  Thanks to the generosity of a number of donors, we are launching a Match for Hope appeal during Mental Health Week from today until May 31. Your gift, matched dollar for dollar by our generous partners, will enable us to continue our vital work to make our shared dream a reality.

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Dr Sid Kennedy on Biomarkers, Big Data and Transition in Psychiatry

Meet Dr Sid Kennedy

In his joint roles as Professor of Psychiatry at U of T, Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and St Michael’s Hospital and the lead researcher with the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND), Dr. Kennedy is immersed in research surrounding depression, bipolar disorder and suicidality. He is also a consummate teacher, someone clearly used to breaking down complex ideas into manageable bites for the non-scientists among us. 

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