Congrats Dr. Simone Vigod, Recipient Of The 2021 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize For Mental Health Research

Congratulations to Dr. Simone Vigod, recipient of the 2021 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for mental health research, awarded by The Royal Ottawa! We have worked closely with Dr. Vigod from day one and she also graciously wrote a chapter for our perinatal mental health anthology, “You Are Not Alone”. Dr. Vigod’s research is focusing on the unique life stage leading up to, during and after pregnancy where mental illness poses risks to both parent and child. Despite recent progress in mental health research, she said, there is still much work to be done to eliminate barriers to care.“One of the main issues is very few women who are affected by mental health issues receive the treatment that is required to get them better, and we know that will have a number of implications for the mother,” Dr. Vigod said.

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