An anonymous donor just gifted Canada’s largest mental facility with a $100 Million donation. The donation targets the effective management and development of solutions to Mental illness. Mental health is one of the leading causes of disability with an estimated 7 million Canadians affected by the condition.
The donation received by the Center for Addiction and Mental Hospital (CAMH) will support a budding next generation of scientists through the Discovery fund which has been set up to help in;
Capacity building – It has been tasked with bringing up, incubating and educating the next generation of scientists.
Bringing on board new ideas – The fund will help create a pool of information for the effective prediction, discovery, diagnosis, of mental illnesses.
Discovery Platform – This is designed around analytics and building the capacity to accelerate research through data platforms and expert translation of these databases to clinical information.
“We are eternally grateful to this donor for investing $100 million in our capacity to generate world-leading discovery, and to invest in some of the high-risk, high-reward research that usually doesn’t get top funding priority, ” said Darell Louise Gregersen, the head of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.
Canadians are set to soon reap the benefits of these early detection mechanisms, a better understanding of the symptoms involved and improved diagnosis in various mental illnesses. This will directly improve mental health for the people of Canada and the rest of the world.
This unprecedented $100 million donation will fuel the #DiscoveryFund – enabling #CAMH to explore big ideas, support young scientists & leverage data. We asked CAMH researchers & scientists what difference they hope to make for #mentalhealth. Here's what they said — pic.twitter.com/FUT37Uh9co
— CAMH Foundation (@endstigma) January 11, 2018