Liz Wiener plays key role in guiding Auxiliary into digital age
With guidance from Co-President Liz Wiener, The JGH Auxiliary is reinvigorating itself by making greater use of digital tools and social media.
New Command Centre is key to streamlining access to care in mental health
The new Command Centre is proving effective in preventing bottlenecks—especially in the Emergency Department—for those needing prompt psychiatric or psychological support.
New Command Centre helps free up beds for patients needing immediate care
Thanks to the new Command Centre at the JGH, fewer patients are experiencing significant delays in being discharged from the hospital.
Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher
Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the JGH.
New app helps family doctors track patients’ mental health in greater detail
New app will enhance the quality of mental-health treatment by helping family doctors to track their patients’ moods over time.
Using the digital tools of telepsychiatry to forge emotional bonds
Using keyboard and screen to build trust between psychiatrist and patient? Not an obvious choice. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic helped telepsychiatry take root at the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
Telehealth intervention to reduce isolation of older adults
The elderly are especially prone to depression during the COVID-19 lockdown. That’s why the Telehealth Intervention Program for Isolated Older Adults is providing emotional support.
What you should know before you huff and puff the green stuff
Marijuana is legal in Canada, but is it safe for you? Maybe not, says a mental health expert at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, so ask your doctor.
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.
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.