Newsletter- January 30, 2019

Today, let’s all grab our phones and keyboards for a good cause with Bell Let’s Talk Day (#BellLetsTalk). On January 30, we invite you to join  the conversation on mental health. Since we can all be affected by mental illness at some point in our life, help us break the stigmas and support important mental health programs at the Montreal General Hospital.


An innovative treatment for depression
Steve has been through three major depressive episodes in his life, followed by periods of relative stability. Last year, depression hit again and it hit hard. That’s what pushed him to get the help of specialists at the Montreal General Hospital. Thanks to rTMS treatments, which used state of the art equipment supported by Bell Let’s Talk in 2018, Steve was able to overcome his challenge. Read his story

Vital Support

Peer Mentors: More Than Just Listening, Genuine Understanding
When challenged with mental illness or addiction, it’s difficult to see what will come next or to believe that one day our life will get better. Thankfully, Peer Mentors from the Recovery Transition Program (RTP) offer another perspective, one of hope and recovery. They are all current or former patients of the Mental Health Mission; they now give their time to help other patients. Learn more

Vital Care

Addiction, where do we draw the line?
Whether it’s alcohol, cannabis, lottery or simply cellphone use, addiction is intertwined with mental health. Discover why in this new episode of the CODE LiFE Podcast, which features an interview with addiction specialist Dr. Ronald Fraser. Don’t forget to follow Code Life on iTunes, Spotify or BuzzSprout for new episodes to come. Listen to the interview

Awards and Recognitions

MGH Researchers Among Recipients of a Major Grant
Dr. Lorenzo Ferri and researcher Veena Sangwan are part of the multidisciplinary and multinational team that was recently selected for funding through Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) Grand Challenge competition. They have been awarded a 20-million-British-pound grant, which they will use to explore the links between chronic inflammation and cancer. Congratulations to the entire team for earning such a prestigious award! Learn more


Come Walk or Run With Us on June 15!
Do you own a pair of running shoes and do you want to support mental health programs for women at the Montreal General Hospital? Join us for the PHARMAPRIX AIMEZ. VOUS. Course pour les Femmes on June 15, 2019 at Parc Maisonneuve. No need to be a woman or to be particularly athletic to participate! A 1k route has even been planned for kids. To register your own team or to join the Foundation’s team, visit www.runforwomen.ca.
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