Transgender and gender diverse people are significantly more likely to attempt suicide than those who are cisgender. In a recent CAMH study, 39 per cent of 2SLGBTQ+ homeless youth had attempted suicide in the past year. To reduce this disparity, CAMH scientists at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research are working with people in these communities to address the systemic barriers they face not just at CAMH, but within the broader health system.
Today, CAMH researchers are working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community to develop more inclusive, gender-affirming mental health care.
Today, CAMH is driving real change in mental health. From walled asylum to symbol of hope, CAMH has become a world leader in mental health with over 120 scientists at the heart of our research program. Today, our discoveries are improving treatments, changing attitudes, shaping policies and creating real hope for people with mental illness not just in Canada, but around the world. With your support, we can make breakthroughs, dismantle barriers and save lives. The future of mental health starts today—right here, right now, with all of us.
“I chose to give to CAMH and hope to be able to support more in years to come because I believe in the latest science of trauma, resilience and addiction. I believe that confronting social-psychological traumas can help us evolve while assisting our services to adapt for effective science-led treatments.” - Michael Joaquín Reyes, CAMH monthly donor
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“I think people should support CAMH research because we’ve tolerated inaction and inequity for too long, and it’s time for this change.”
- Susan, mental health advocate
“CAMH single-handedly saved my life, multiple times. CAMH gives me the hope that I need when I don’t have the hope to go on another day.”
- Carole, mental health advocate
“I lost myself [and] I lost my soul. With the help of CAMH and other treatment facilities, I got the help that I needed.”
- Stacey, lived experience of addiction
“PTSD and depression are not a life sentence...with the research going on at CAMH, that gives hope, it strengthens hope.”
- Rob, mental health advocate
“I think people should support CAMH research…they’re coming up with cures. I’m thankful for the research that’s happened already because it’s helped me.”
- Paul, lived experience of dementia
“My life was saved as a result of discoveries that were made by CAMH scientists. Without their help and support, I wouldn’t be alive today”
- Rohan, lived experience of depression, anxiety and Bipolar II