My name is Dr. Gail Beck. Welcome to my website.  

I am a child psychiatrist, a writer and an internationally renowned speaker.

My clinical work in 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.





  1. Dear Dr. Beck,

    I’m so glad to hear about your candidacy! And, I am appreciative of someone who can think and write clearly and articulately. I’m especially appreciative of one who understands the use of the topic sentence in a paragraph. As a family physician (ex-internist/nephrologist) and family therapist (failing at retirement), I am politically somewhat cynical. However, I am very interested in your humanely based views on medicine and society. I particularly appreciate your very practically voiced approached to the role of the family and how we can intervene. I will have a look at Dr. Pipher’s work. More power to you! (Also,incidentally, thanks to Michael Pare for sending word around of your candidacy.)

    Warm Regards,

    Michael Vesselago

  2. Dr.Beck I work in private practice in Toronto , as a Psychiatrist ( educated as Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in Israel). I became aware by the OMA you are part of their board. I am not involved politically in any association; however the way Ontario Government has been dealing with health care , and in special mental health worries me ….. I feel I need to be more involved and see more of my colleagues involved to educate the public , and get their feedback about the future of mental health .
    Is there any way I could contribute at the OMA ?

  3. Dear Dr. Beck,
    I have read your recent blog on gun control and adolescents and while I agree with much of what has been said about the state of mind and struggles – I have a difficult time agreeing with some of your conclusions. I believe that answers need to be found but I also believe that can only be done so through a comprehensive understanding of the issue. Facts need to be presented and assessed as well as current legislation with respect to effectiveness. As a mother, a survivor of domestic abuse and the CEO of the Canadian Firearms Institute – I would welcome the opportunity to discuss and explore.
    Pyper Unitt

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