Dr. Gail Beck is a child psychiatrist, a writer and an internationally renowned speaker.

My clinical work is in child psychiatry with adolescents and young adults.

From the organizations I have served, and from my colleagues and patients, I have learned a great deal about medical systems in my province, in Canada and around the world. My blog and speaking engagements focus on youth mental health, health care and gender issues.

I am also a wife, a mother and a friend. My husband, my children, and my friends, as well as my patients and their families, are one source of inspiration, but you are another! Thank you for visiting, and please, keep commenting.

Dr. Gail Beck | In the media

As a child psychiatrist, a writer and an internationally renowned speaker, I often participate in media appearances, interviews, and panel discussions. I’m proud to speak on the issues I’m passionate about and I’m always excited to listen and exchange ideas.

Want to work on a story together? Email me at drgailbeck@gmail.com.

Latest Blog Posts

The Summer and Youth Mental Health

School is out and, for many teens, the pressure of academic performance is gone. Just last week, one of my colleagues noted that there were fewer referrals and many youth were planning monthly instead of weekly sessions. It seems as if summer means a break from mental illness as well as from school. As well…

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This year I will celebrate my 45th anniversary of graduating from medical school. My class and the university I attended hold reunions on a 5-year cycle. I have attended all past reunions, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th…you get the idea… My friends, my husband, my children are surprised when I say that I will likely…

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