The Montreal General Hospital Foundation
The Montreal General Hospital has a strong mental health mission. The funds raised for this event will support programs for women suffering from perinatal depression or living with borderline personality disorder.
Last year, the Montreal run raised over $200,000 for women’s mental health initiatives at the Montreal General Hospital.
This year, help us raise even more money to support programs for women suffering from perinatal depression or living with borderline personality disorder!
With your help, we will support early prevention and detection of Perinatal depression, a condition affecting one-in-ten women during or after pregnancy (postpartum). This goal will be reached by:
Examining the relationship between socio-environmental factors during pregnancy and adverse maternal and child outcomes
Testing a new genetic screen to predict treatment-resistant, chronic postpartum depression
Using online, eHealth psychoeducation/prevention strategies to prevent maternal and paternal perinatal depression
Your support will also help us provide care and information to women and families of women living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD is a serious mental illness that can have devastating effects on both the people affected and their loved ones. Your support will allow the clinic to:
Hire a social worker and a psychologist, to help women improve overall well-being, leisure skills, and navigate resources and services.
Train and supervise more interns to increase the clinic’s capacity and shorten the wait-list.
Host support groups for mothers with BPD, free public lectures for family members and patients with BPD as well as an academic conference for clinicians in the community.