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.




4 thoughts on “About

  1. Pyper Unitt says:

    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

  2. Marcia Shapir says:

    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. Michael Vesselago says:

    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

    1. drgailbeck says:

      Thanks, Michael,for your support and, indeed, thanks to Dr. Michael Pare, for his!

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