Belonging is the subjective feeling of inclusion or acceptance into a group of people. This sense of connectedness is essential to maintain one’s identity, and one’s physical and mental health. wellbeing.
Light Chiotu, RN, BN, MN, CPMHN©, Advanced Practice Clinical Leader, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mr. Light Bosah Chiotu works as an Advanced Practice Clinical Leader in the Complex Care and Recovery (CCR) program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Prior to this, he was a nurse educator and has worked in different psychiatric departments including the emergency room. He has a master’s degree in nursing, and he is a Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse.
Mr. Chiotu’s most recent research study: “Professional Quality of Life among CAMH Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This research was presented at Sigma’s Creating Healthy Work Environments Conference in February 2023 and at the ICN Congress in 2023. He recently completed his second research study titled “Understanding the Physical and Psychological Impacts of Patient Violence on Emergency Psychiatric Nurses”.
He has received an Excellence in Nursing Research Award at CAMH and has been nominated and awarded other nursing and excellence awards during his nursing career.
Debbilynn Murray, EdD, MScN, BScN, RN, CGNC, Nurse Educator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Dr. Debbilynn Dawn Murray is currently a Nurse Educator within the Professional Practice Office at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
While at CAMH, she has represented the organization and spoken at various local and international nursing conferences.
She has extensive experience in the treatment regimes for patients with severe, complex mental illness and addictions.
Prior to coming to CAMH, Debbilynn was a Clinical Instructor in the Nursing Degree Programs at George Brown College, Mohawk College and Humber College. Over her nursing career, she has worked as a direct care nurse at the University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.
She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (with Honors), a Master in Science Degree in Nursing, and a Doctorate Degree in Health Policy and Health Education- all from D’Youville College/ University in Buffalo, New York.
She has received Excellence in Nursing Research Awards at CAMH and has been nominated and received other nursing and excellence awards during her nursing career.
She is most proud to have been recently awarded certification as a Certified Global Nurse Consultant by the International Council of Nurses.
Debbilynn’s general interests include global health policy and creating healthy work environments.
Her research interests include enhancing research capacity for nurses, mental health and addictions nurses, professional quality of life, and a sense of belonging in healthcare organizations.