Karim Mamdani

Ontario Shores

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Recovery is as Unique as the Patient

As the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) wraps up its 63rd National Mental Health Week, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss recovery in my latest blog.

At Ontario Shores, we are focused on recovery-based care. Our philosophy is one of which all persons with mental illness can and likely will recover.

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Personality or Pathology?

There is this funny thing about how society identifies mental illness that does not extend to other ailments; we have this tendency to identify (and self-identify) people as their mental illness, instead of a person with a mental illness. In my lifetime I have never heard anyone say “I am cancer”, or “that girl, she is multiple sclerosis”. However, I have heard a lot of people say “I am bipolar”, or “my uncle is schizophrenic”.

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Join us for a Mental Health Q&A with Dr. Ian Dawe

On Thursday, May 8, the social media world will have an exclusive window of opportunity to pose a question or seek advice from an experienced and renowned mental health professional.

Between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dr. Ian Dawe, Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), will be online as part of our first Ask an Expert social media event on Reddit.

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