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

Could Your Teen Be Addicted to Marijuana?

“Does pot count?” The girl asking this question looks like a pixie dressed all in black, with metal stud bracelets and black eyeliner. I’m running a group and, as part of it, there is a questionnaire about drug use. I am looking steadily at this girl, and I must look puzzled, because she continues. “I…

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Why Do Teens Use Marijuana?

I must ask unusual questions in the course of my work. Asking teens why they use marijuana is one of the questions that gets some thought-provoking answers. Here are some of them: “What kind of question is that?” “I don’t know.” “You know – to relax.” “It’s just something to do while hanging out.” “I…

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