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Mental illness: recognize the symptoms

The recent tragic death of Robin Williams has brought attention to issues of mental health and suicide.

In the video above, Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Sunnybrook’s Psychiatrist-in-Chief, says it’s important to recognize the symptoms of mental illness.

Dr. Zaretsky encourages those who are suffering from depression to seek help:

  • Many general hospitals have psychiatric departments where assessments can be done.
  • There are facilities across Canada that have expertise in the treatment of substance abuse problems.
  • In emergencies, call 911.

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Nadia Radovini

Nadia Norcia Radovini is a communications advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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