Rob Whitley

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Stopping the Stigma: Creating and Assessing an Anti-Stigma and Pro-Recovery Educational Intervention using Participatory Video with People with Mental Illness.

2014/15-2017/18 • $520,731 • PI,CO
Stigma is a massive problem for people with severe mental illness. It lowers quality of life, deters use of health services and leads to discrimination in matter such as employment and housing. Some evidence suggests that stigma is a result of inaccurate portrayals of people with mental illness...

Peer versus Professional Video Outreach to Enhance Mental Health Resilience in University Students

2017/18 • $80,000 • PI,Other
Background: Stress and mental health (MH) difficulties in emerging adults are increasingly a problem on university campuses. New models of service delivery are being explored to address this, including peer support and outreach. While peer outreach aimed at raising awareness and challenging...

Reducing Mental Illness Stigma in Latin America: Dissemination and Planning

2017/18 • $19,951 • PI,CO
Stigma is a massive problem for people with mental illness. It can lead to shame, self-hatred, and can stop people using services. Stigma can also lead the public to stereotype people with mental illness as dangerous or lazy. Research shows that the general public stigmatizes mental illness...

L'Équipe des IRSC en épidémiologie sociale et psychiatrique et le développement de la zone circonscrite d'épidémiologie du sud-ouest de Montréal: la poursuite de l'étude longitudinale sur la santé mentale et l'étude de ses comorbidités avec la santé physique.

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,744,469 • PI,CO
En 2006, nous avons recu des IRSC une subvention d'equipe pour creer la premiere zone d'etudes epidemiologiques au Canada pour determiner l'etat de sante mentale de la population. La subvention que nous demandons permettra de poursuivre ce programme de recherche qui vise a evaluer la prevalence...

Evaluating the strengths model of case management for people with severe mental illness : A multi-province study

2014/15-2016/17 • $1,230,050 • PI,CO
Many people with severe mental illness are being served by so-called case management teams. The aim of these teams is to help them to live more successfully in the community. The teams organize their work and clinical approach in a variety of ways. The strengths model is a specific way of...

Enhancing mental health services for vulnerable and underserved groups: the importance of recovery.

2011/12-2016/17 • $300,000 • PI
People who use mental health services come from different backgrounds. Some come from especially vulnerable groups. Many people who use mental health services are immigrants or ethnic minorities. Others may have come to services after contact with the criminal justice system. Some low-income...

CIHR Team Grant in Perinatal Mental Health

2010/11-2013/14 • $658,279 • PI,CO
Mental health problems during pregnancy and the postpartum period pose a significant public health concern for several reasons. They affect up to 20% of childbearing women, and can persist for up to a year, and place women at high risk for future episodes of psychiatric illness. However, these...

Barriers and Facilitators to Recovery from Severe Mental Illness: a Socio-Cultural Analysis.

2010/11-2013/14 • $323,963 • PI,CO
The Mental Health Commission of Canada recently announced that mental health services must become more focused on helping people recover from their illness. This is because previous models of mental health care were often based on a belief that people with mental illness were scarred for life...

Stopping the Stigma: Addressing Discrimination against People with Mental Illness

2013/14 • $2,750 • PI
This cafe scientifique will discuss the nature and impact of stigma and discrimination against people with a mental illness. We will discuss evidence-based anti-stigma strategies which are being employed in Canada to address stigma and discrimination.

The first episode psychosis movement: an ethnography of new hopes to untangle stigma and psychosis

2010/11-2012/13 • $107,760 • PI,CO
Early intervention for persons with psychosis is an emerging field in psychiatry and a radical shift in conceptualizing and treating psychosis. Early intervention in first episodes of psychosis rests on the premise that treating early and using best practices will improve the prognosis of...

The myths of madness: how media representations of people with mental illness differ from the reality.

2011/12 • $3,000 • PI
We will hold a Cafe to discuss our cutting edge research on the differences between newspaper and TV images of people with mental illness and the actual reality of life for people with mental illness. We will show how newspaper stories overwhelmingly report people with mental illness in a...

Pathways towards global health equity in contexts of structural violence

2010/11 • $15,000 • PI,CO
We will be focussing our Program of Research on health inequities and gender disparities in two main global health domains: mental disorders and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, among distinctive population segments exposed to violence and social inequalities in Canada (Aboriginal populations) and three...