Richard Auclair, a geriatrics patient at the JGH, gives a treat to Zodiak, a pet therapy dog that is accompanied by its owner, Véronique Binette.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Making the rounds with man’s – and woman’s and patient’s and employee’s – best friend

Pet therapy is back at the JGH, with dogs like Zodiak regularly visiting patients to provide comfort and reduce stress. The specially certified dogs are also a hit among staff who look forward to his visits.

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Celebrating the opening of the Resource and Information Centre in the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry are (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, Chief of Psychiatry; Occupational Therapist Amanda St-Jean; and Chesley Walsh, Coordinator of the Volunteers in Partnership program.
January 2019News

New centre offers support to users of Psychiatry services

Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.

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Anxiety
April 2018Health tips

Fighting the debilitating effects of anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotional reaction that motivates people to respond to a problem, but can interfere with daily activities, work and interpersonal relations, and it can contribute to illness.

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CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2017

Solid success for CIUSSS in accreditation results

In its first network-wide accreditation, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has achieved an impressive score of 96.3 per cent, along with praise for its strong commitment and focus on the needs of its patients, clients and residents.

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Among the participants in the 12th Annual Psychiatry Research Day were (from left) Dr. Marc Miresco, a JGH psychiatrist; Dr. Nancy Low, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, who served as discussant; Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Director of Research in the JGH Department of Psychiatry; Anita David, President of the Gustav Levinschi Foundation; Ashley Tritt, a McGill University medical student; and Dr. David Dunkley, who coordinated the event.
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Apps have potential for a role in mental health care, conference told

Potential exists for mobile apps to play a greater role in mental health care, such as the app that helps to assess the causes of stress in a patient’s day-to-day activities.

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Publications
Health tipsSeptember 2015

Your trusted source of healthcare information

An abundance of informative and reliable material on a wide array of healthcare topics is right at your fingertips, thanks to the librarians of the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.

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One of the novel aspects of the 2015 JGH Mini-Med School was the staged reading of a play, written and directed by Terry Griffin-Burman, with musical accompaniment by cellist Rachel Burman. The production, about the emotional ups and downs of the elderly, starred (from left) Pasquale DeBlasio, Dan Delaney, Patricia Delaney, Sheila Moriarity and Nancy Cree.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Harbouring radical ideas is vastly different from radicalization, psychiatrist explains

Not everyone who expresses an interest in a radical religious or political ideology is dangerous, the audience heard at the 13th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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Gale “Goldie” Ostroff (right) discusses her artistic technique with JGH Occupational Therapist Andrea Blanar.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Rediscovering life’s skills
with brushes, paint and pens

Art has been removed from the clinical setting and turned into a catalyst for developing skills—such as problem-solving, organizing one’s work and being open to criticism—that help in grappling with the day-to-day demands of life.

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Clara Hughes addresses a packed audience in the Block Amphitheatre.
NewsSpring 2015

Destigmatize mental health, Olympian urges

With her charismatic smile and passionate demeanour, former Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes praised the JGH for the openness of staff and administrators in confronting the stigma around mental health.

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