Douglas Mental Health University Institute - History

History

Founded on July 19, 1881 by Alfred Perry and a group of Protestant clergy and Montréal citizens, the Douglas Institute was originally named the “Protestant Hospital for the Insane." At the time, Montreal lacked an institution to assist the mentally ill. The founders put an advertisement in the local newspaper to seek funds for a new building to be constructed and local philanthropists offered generous donations

In 2006 the Douglas was designated a University Institute in Mental Health.

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