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‘Opening Eyes, Opening Minds: Putting a Human Lens on the Burden of Mental Illness and Addictions’ is a recent qualitative study that complements the previous statistical report on the burden of mental illness and addictions.
The current qualitative study explored the burden of mental health and addictions issues at the personal level using thematic analysis of interviews of people with mental health and addictions issues and an innovative method of composite personal perspectives (CPPs). The findings were subsequently connected to the previous statistical report in order to provide a comprehensive multi-level understanding of burden of mental health and addictions issues in Ontario.
The study was done as a partnership between PHO, the Empowerment Council—which represents the voice of clients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)—CAMH, and McMaster University.
Dr. Manson will present the methodology and main findings of the current qualitative study, and will conclude by highlighting composite multi-level nature of burden of mental health and addictions issues.
Speaker: Dr. Heather Manson
Dr. Heather Manson is the Chief of Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at PHO. She engages with researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in core areas (reproductive, child and youth health, mental health, tobacco control, healthy living, oral health, chronic disease and injury prevention) to generate and accelerate the application of evidence into policy and practice through supporting public health research, evaluation, and knowledge synthesis.
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