5. Outreach Psychiatry & Advocacy – Dr. Michaela Beder

Dr. Beder is a psychiatrist in Toronto. She completed her medical school at McMaster University, followed by her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. Her work is focused on improving the system for, and providing care to, people who experience severe mental illness, homelessness, substance use, criminalization, and immigration related difficulties. She is the Mental Health Lead for Inner City Health Associates, the Social Justice Postgraduate Education Lead for the Department of Psychiatry, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Beder is also a community organizer working together with allies at Health Providers Against Poverty and the OHIP for All Campaign, and on issues of immigration detention.

Referenced Materials:

Curtis-Barton and Eagles. Factors that discourage medical students from pursuing a career in psychiatry. The Psychiatrist; 2011, 35: 425-429