Category: Friend of Eli’s place (page 1 of 3)

COVID-19 has added to the mental health crisis: digital tools can help

This post was contributed by Dr. Deanne Simms, President and CEO of ThriveSpace Health and Wellness, a company that enhances digital health care. She is also the Clinical Director of the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program at the Canadian Mental Health Association – York Region and South Simcoe. We are very fortunate to have Deanne as a member of our Board of Directors.

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Why is gratitude so hard for some of us to express?

Snow covered treesIt seems that life without appreciation is like a meal without flavour, or living in a world without colour or one without music. We set aside one day of the year for Thanksgiving, but mostly spend it eating too much. 

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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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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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