The Douglas is a world-class Institute, affiliated with McGill University, which treats people suffering from mental illness and offers them hope and cure. Its teams of specialists and researchers continually advance scientific knowledge, integrate it into patient care, and share it with the community to increase awareness and thereby eliminate stigma around mental illness.
The Douglas Institute website www.douglas.qc.ca contains information about its activities as a mental health hospital and Research Centre. It also provides resources and information related to mental health. This website is dedicated to the general public and to clinicians and scientists in the health and mental health fields.
The content of this website strictly informative in nature and in no way replaces diagnosis, assessment, consultation, treatment, or follow-up that can only be provided by a health professional. For help or information regarding personal mental health problems, we invite you to consult your doctor, or go to the “accueil psychosocial” (entry point) at your CLSC. In the case of a crisis or emergency, you may go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, to the Douglas Institute emergency or in a community crisis centre. The Douglas Institute will not be held accountable if the application of the information by the user yields negative consequences.
Use of Services
Except in cases where a legal contract states otherwise, the information provided on the Institute website is for the users’ personal and noncommercial use. This content found on www.douglas.qc.ca may not be copied, reproduced, redistributed, or published in its original or modified form without being appropriately referenced and linked.
In addition to obtaining accurate reference information on mental health and neuroscience, users visiting www.douglas.qc.ca may:
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- register for an event
- complete an application form (employment or volunteer work)
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Once a testimonial has been submitted, the Douglas Institute reserves the right to edit or modify it. These testimonials become the property of the Douglas Institute and may be used in materials other than the website, such as a newsletter.
For information regarding the use of the blogs found on www.blog.douglas.qc.ca, please refer to our Regulations Concerning the Use of Douglas Blogs by Authors and Users.
Legitimacy of Information
The Douglas Institute commits to publishing only information which is true and accurate.
All the texts about mental health have been verified and/or written by Douglas professionals and specialists.
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The fact that links are provided between this website and other sites or sources of information does not imply that the Douglas Institute recommends or endorses these services.
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