Pro Bono Perspectives S2E11: Chris Ide, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

SOURCE: Common Impact


In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Chris Ide, Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a candid conversation on mental health during COVID-19. CAMH is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centers in its field. The Foundation drives change for mental health by inspiring philanthropy that enables leading-edge care, research and education.

COVID-19 has exacerbated the mental health crisis the world was already experiencing. Chris explains how CAMH has responded by stepping up its services, creating a free mental health resource hub and its “Apart, Not Alone” campaign to promote social interaction during isolation. CAMH has also partnered with Cisco to significantly increase its telehealth offerings so patients can continue to access mental health care during quarantine.

To learn more about the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and the Foundation, including services, COVID-19 resources, research and education, visit

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