The Montreal General Hospital Foundation
The Montreal General Hospital has a strong mental health mission. The funds raised for the 2018 run will support two very important projects helping mothers with borderline personality disorder and pregnant women living with depression and anxiety.
Our Mental Health Mission works to develop and improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness. Working closely with patients and their families, we offer clinical treatment and support programs, pursue ground-breaking research, and train the next generations of medical professionals. We receive around 50,000 outpatient visits and around 500 inpatients annually.
Last year the run raised an incredible $180,000 for our women’s mental health services and this year we are aiming to raise more funds to support two very important projects.
The first one helps mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD) improve their parenting skills and better understand their illness and its impact on their family.
The second aims at improving the detection of depression and anxiety during pregnancy, with the ultimate goal of devising better strategies to support the well-being of the whole family during the perinatal period.
Research has demonstrated the therapeutic benefit of running in women’s mental health, which is why the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Mental Health Mission are thrilled to be partnering with Pharmaprix for the Course pour les Femmes PHARMAPRIX. AIMEZ. VOUS. By running or by making a pledge, together we will increase awareness for women’s mental health, expand our pioneering programs, and celebrate the body, mind, and spirit of women in our community