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

Blog posts

The Patient’s Medical Home and Me

A few years ago, I was asked this question by someone at a talk I was giving about the mental health impact on youth with a serious chronic illness: “Who is the quarterback of each person’s health care?…Should someone be in charge, connecting all the dots…” The answer to this question is The Patient’s Medical…

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The Adolescent Brain

Last week, I went to work with 1.3 litre of milk. In Canada, you can buy milk in packages of 4 litres, the 4 litres being divided into 3 smaller bags each containing 1.3 litres of milk. To give you an idea of the size, if you’re not familiar with Canada’s bags of milk, I’ve…

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