The Montreal General Hospital Foundation
The Montreal General Hospital has a strong mental health mission. The funds raised for the 2020 run will support programs for women with anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder.
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 $211,898 for our women’s mental health services and this year we are aiming to raise even more funds to support four very important projects.
- Early prevention and detection of perinatal and postpartum depression on women and their partners using a variety of methods such as genetic screening, online tools and studies of socio-environmental factors. Andrea can testify on the importance of such a program! Listen to her story:
- Research, medical resources and specific tools to better help and support women with Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and to facilitate earlier access to appropriate effective treatment.
- New research project using Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) to treat anxiety disorders such as post- traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders, two conditions affecting mostly women.
- Research project studying the development of psychological distress, anxiety and depression among women living with HIV, in order to develop evidence-based intervention, to improve their well-being and their quality of life.
Research has demonstrated the therapeutic benefit of exercise 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 The Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Pharmaprix program. By running, walking, making a pledge or volunteering, 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