The Douglas Foundation raises funds to support the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Quebec’s largest Mental Health Research Centre, and Canada’s 2nd largest Mental Health Research Centre. It has a strong psychiatry research mandate and has generated a tremendous amount of knowledge as well as improved patient care. The Douglas Institute is the only institution within the McGill Health Network entirely dedicated to mental health and is a worldwide leader in neuroscience and mental health.
Created in 1972, the Douglas Foundation’s mission is to finance the development of the Douglas Institute: patient care, research in neuroscience and mental health, and education and training.
The Foundation collects money for
- Prevention and treatment of mental illness and understanding its causes
- Improving treatments and public access to mental health services
- Helping families
- Educating the population and break the stigma surrounding mental illness
- Exchange of knowledge and best practices between mental health practitioners