RBC Foundation funds the CEYMH Family-Positioning System
The Douglas Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health recently received a major investment from the RBC Foundation to create a family intervention program for young patients. This new collaboration will improve the quality and frequency of engagement with families and the support network of youth who seek help on an ad-hoc and ongoing basis, enabling them to better navigate these challenges in their lives.
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the well-being of young people in society, RBC has announced a donation to the youth mental health teams at the Douglas Institute.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information estimates that 20% of young Canadians are affected by a mental health disorder or mental illness. The majority of symptoms of these psychiatric disorders appear before the age of 25. Scientific Director for the Douglas Research Centre and Chief of Psychiatry, CIUSSS Montreal West Island, Dr. Gustavo Turecki is enthusiastic about the clinical advances that will be made as a result of the recruitment of the specialist and the new investment.
This new support will facilitate family navigation programs and strengthen links across various levels of care for youth by developing a digital family-positioning system. The Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is very grateful for this support and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead in improving the mental well-being of young people.
By Kristin Davis