Division of Mental Health and Addiction

The DFCM Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) is the academic home of family physicians engaged in work to support the mental health of our communities.

Our Division has the following priorities:

  1. Support a cohesive academic program in mental health and addiction by encouraging primary mental health care, undergraduate and post-graduate medical education, continuing professional development, quality improvement, and research in the areas of mental health and addictions.
  2. Establish an identifiable community of practice among faculty and learners across all DFCM sites.
  3. Champion mental health and addiction care with a strong focus on access, stigma reduction, medical home, and shared care.

What we do

           Interested in being part of the division?

                         Contact Ms. Tasleema Baksh at dfcm.divisions@utoronto.ca.

May 14, 2024
The University of Toronto marks Asian Heritage Month each May in recognition of Asian community contributions and experiences in Canada. Dr. Sydney Tam, a family and emergency physician and a lecturer in the department of family and community medicine, discusses her experiences with Temerty Medicine Community Connections and the health-care system.
May 8, 2024
Nine DFCM faculty members have been recognized for their contributions to family medicine and excellence in research, teaching and professional activities.
Apr 3, 2024
With a medical journey spanning countries and areas of focus, Dr. Aisha Husain details what drew her back to provide care in her family’s home community and why family medicine residents should soak up as much experience as possible.