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Stay up to date on mental illness research at the Douglas Institute and our mental health awareness initiatives.

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The Mind on Health Challenge raises $99,760

The 3rd edition of the Mind on Health Challenge raises $99,760 to support mental health research and care at the Douglas Institute.

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Indigenous Initiatives at the Douglas

Each year the Integrated Services for Indigenous Communities (ISIC) program receives over 110 Indigenous patients in need of hospitalization for acute mental health support.

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Building Hope in Pandemic Times

To say the last two years have presented new challenges for mental health care and research institutes – and indeed, every individual in our society – is an understatement.

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Launch of Building Hope – The movement

The Douglas Foundation launches the 2022 edition of Building Hope – The movement, a provincial awareness initiative to support research on mental health and patient care at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. 

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Building Hope with Planned Giving

Since taking office, I have seen how the immense and often unexpected power of planned giving can help shape an organization’s future.

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“I thought I was invincible.” 

That’s what Martin thought about himself into his early adulthood, before he received a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Until then, mental illness wasn’t something he thought about.

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The Derby by Let’s Bond presented by Desjardins raises $190,000 for mental health

The Montreal collective Let’s Bond raises more than $190,000 to support Douglas patients.

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The Mind on Health Challenge, 2022 edition

This year, the Mind on Health Challenge will take place during the Thanksgiving weekend, on October 7-10, 2022.

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$150,000 to fund the Digital Mental Health project

The TD Ready Commitment donates $150,000 to the Digital Mental Health research project, a project for the early detection of mental illnesses using artificial intelligence.

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Open Minds 2022

The Open Minds 2022 campaign is dedicated to the front line teams that works relentlessly to build hope for the patients affected by mental illness despite the additional challenges caused by the pandemic.

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Bell Let’s Talk Day

Thanks to the generous investments by Bell Let’s Talk and the Brain Canada Foundation, experts at the Douglas Institute can achieve innovative research and build hope for all those whose lives have been affected by mental illness.

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Happy Holidays!

Our executive director wishes to celebrate the extraordinary support you have offered to the Douglas Foundation over the past few months.

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Great success for the Building Hope Tournament

More than $159,000 were raised for the second edition of the Building Hope Tournament, an esport competition that brings together hockey players, celebrities and gamers to raise awareness on mental health problems.

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Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

Discover our new series of videos dedicated to the mental health of entrepreneurs in collaboration with BDC.

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Dominic Gagnon
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$250,000 to finance youth mental health

The National Bank of Canada (NBC) is proud to contribute to youth mental health by supporting cutting-edge research at the Douglas Institute.

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Launching Building Hope – The movement

Building Hope – The movement is an awareness campaign to support research on mental health at the Douglas Institute and to build hope for all those whose lives have been affected by mental illness.

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François Massicotte
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Building a better world through research

We discussed with Marie-Hélène Thibeault, organizer of the Mind on Health Challenge, to learn more about the reasons behind her commitment to mental health and her collaboration with the Douglas Foundation.

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Thank you for your generosity!

It would be an understatement to define 2020 as an eventful year. In addition to the challenges of daily life, we all have had to deal with a pandemic. Despite this, thanks to our incredible community of frontline teams, researchers, clinicians, staff, partners and donors we have been able

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An eSports tournament to support mental health

Athlete-host Étienne Boulay, in partnership with the Douglas Foundation, launched the Building Hope Tournament, a unique eSports competition bringing together professional hockey players, Quebecois celebrities, streamers and gamers in an NHL 2020 video game competition broadcast live on the web Saturday, November 7 from the Douglas Hall. This unique

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Standing united against eating disorders

“Breaking patients’ isolation is my team’s biggest concern during the pandemic”, says Howard Steiger, Ph.D, Head of the Eating Disorders Continuum at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He explains that ensuring regular contact with patients suffering from eating disorders during this crisis quickly became necessary. By implementing a

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COVID-19: A message from our Executive Director

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation causing major disruption to all aspects of our lives. I want to assure you that the Douglas Foundation is taking all the necessary precautions to protect the health and well being of its employees in order to address this new reality. We

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