Tag: Mental Illness

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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Karen Minden on Evidence Based Mental Illness Treatment in Ontario

Meet Karen Minden

One has only to read the notes on the Governor General of Canada’s website to learn why Karen Minden was awarded the Order of Canada in 2010. Part of the biographical note on the GG’s site reads: “With compassion and determination, Karen Minden has provided hope for youth in crisis and their families. She is co-founder and chief executive officer of the Pine River Institute, a holistic residential treatment centre for teens struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse. Highly regarded for making the Institute a pioneer in measuring treatment results, she has also contributed to policy development related to teens and addictions in several provinces.” 

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Susan Meikle: “It’s an interesting time to be in healthcare!”

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.

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