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First publication from ACCESS Open Minds on early intervention in youth mental health services

Imagine a place where 20% of youth are affected by a mental illness and where 75% of mental health problems arise before the age of 24. Now imagine the same place but with only 1 in 5 of youth who need mental health intervention getting access to the appropriate care. On top of that, youth who do receive mental health care are faced with long delays in receiving treatment, which can go from several months to several years.


The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards are given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Institute research centre. The 2018 awardees were announced at a special scientific event held on December 13, 2018. 1st place:  Laura Kervezee (teams Diane Boivin, Nicolas Cermakian) for her article "Simulated night shift work induces circadian misalignment of the human peripheral blood mononuclear cell transcriptome", PNAS,...
Women make up the majority of the health workforce and yet remain under-represented in leadership and decision-making positions. This gender gap overlooks women’s expertise and talents, and compromises the knowledge and policy base for advancing health and equity globally. The need to improve the visibility and recognition of women in global health is clear, and with Canada’s international reputation for advancing health and equity, it is important that the diversity of women...
The Montréal West Island IUHSSC is proud to announce the double appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki, as both the Chief of Psychiatry of our organization and the Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His mandate includes strengthening the academic component of the clinical mental health services offered at the Douglas Institute and our IUHSSC. As Scientific Director he succeeds Mr. Alain Gratton, who had been serving as Acting Director since August 1, 2017. Dr. ...

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