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CAMH Receives $100 Million Anonymous Donation

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In case you’re like me and generally pretty cynical about the intentions of most people, we are both wrong on this day. Oh, so very, very wrong.

An anonymous donor has just done something staggering – He/She/They has just donated $100 million to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s leading treatment and research centre for mental health and addiction.

And they don’t want to be named! Who the what the saints and angels!

Per the article in the Toronto Star, “A donor is giving a record $100 million to CAMH — and doesn’t want to be named“:

The donation was given to support research into mental illnesses, which affect some 6.7 million Canadians and are the leading cause of disability on earth.

The donation…will support the recruitment and retention of top scientists and encourage them to take chances with their research.

“In order to enable quantum leaps forward, this gift will also support high-risk, high-reward research,” the donor said.

Miracles really do happen and there are such things as real-life saints.

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It’s All in Your Head

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Talk about taking Edvard Munch’s The Scream to the next level!

Jowita Bydlowska, author of the controversial memoir Drunk Mom, posted a thought-provoking (if you’re not an artist) and thoroughly frightening (if you are an artist) piece on the correlation between mental health/addiction/suicide and the artistic process on alllitup.ca called “So you’re an artist? Help is on the way!

Congrats to Jowita for the buzz she’s created with the recent release of her first novel, Guy, which The Globe and Mail recently reviewed and said is not only “fascinating and disturbing,” but “a timely study into…[a] toxic and predatory masculinity.”

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