There are 10 major clinical care programs at CAMH:
Child, Youth and Family Program – for young people (toddlers to young adults) living with the most complex and difficult to treat psychiatric disorders.
Geriatric Mental Health Program – for older adults 60 years and up living with mental illness (e.g. dementia, depression or schizophrenia), addictions and often co-morbidities (other health complications at the same time). The program is the largest of its kind in Canada.
Women’s Program – for women with a mental illness, addiction, or both at the same time. The program has Canada’s only all-female inpatient unit specifically for women who have experienced past physical or psychological trauma.
Schizophrenia Program – for people at all stages of life and their illness. The program is the largest of its kind in Canada.
Mood and Anxiety Program – for people with major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness), anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. A wide range of specialty services include residential treatment (inpatient), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, and deep brain stimulation (rTMS) for treatment resistant depressive disorder.
Addictions Program – for people with substance use problems (drugs, alcohol, and nicotine), behavioural addictions (gambling), and concurrent disorders (mental illness and addiction at the same time). A wide range of specialized services (Aboriginal, Women, Rainbow) include withdrawal management, residential treatment, outpatient and counseling sessions for clients and family members.
Law and Mental Health Program – for people with mental illness and addictions who have come into contact with the law. The program provides an integrated forensic psychiatric service including treatment rehabilitation, security management, community supervision, as well as legal consultation. Uniquely it has a Sexual Behaviour Clinic as well Canada’s only women’s forensics service for female adults with a mental illness.
Dual Diagnosis Program – serves people who have a both a developmental delay and a mental illness, their families and care providers. The program is unique to Canada. It provides inpatient community-based services which are coordinated within the broader continuum of supports using approaches that integrate mental health and developmental perspectives.
24/7 Emergency Psychiatric Services – for people with the full range of mental illness and addiction. The largest ER for psychiatry in Toronto, the program provides assessment and short-term treatment, as well as coordinates further services within and outside of the hospital.
Community Support and Research Unit – promotes full recovery and community participation for people with serious mental illness and addictions. The program supports the work of clinicians in the areas of housing, income, employment and education, also known as the social determinants of health.