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Who We Are

Director's Message

Welcome to ARMS! 

I am delighted that our team has launched the ARMS initiative in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University. The goal at ARMS is to provide a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration amongst academics, students, and community members. We are dedicated to bring together some of the brightest minds to advance our understanding of individual and societal mental health and well-being. 

I would like to thank those who have helped contribute to the launching of ARMS, as well as those across the community and academe for all you do in support of mental health advocacy, awareness, and research. 


Our Team

Our Vision

ARMS aims to lead the way for mental health research in the social sciences for a safer and healthier tomorrow. Our innovative approach to mental health focuses on the structural and societal aspects of mental health.

Our goal is to underscore that a social science perspective should be prioritized in the effort to address the burden of mental health problems.

Our Mission

Our Projects

ARMS has undertaken a number of projects within the University and broader community. We engage with the community in a reciprocal, equitable, and continuous manner.

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Our Research

Our research addresses the societal and environmental contributors to individuals’ mental health and well-being.

We concentrate on research projects that highlight the social dimensions of mental health experiences across all segments of society.

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