Its name in French is Centre de toxicomanie et de santé mentale. (The acronym CAMH is most commonly pronounced “Cam-H”.)
Among the focuses of the organization are the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, mood & anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. There is also a focus on addictions to alcohol, drugs, and problem gambling at the former ARF site. CAMH also has a Law and Mental Health Programme (forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology) and is a major research centre.
CAMH is a teaching hospital with central facilities located in Toronto and 10 community locations throughout the province of Ontario. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.