New app will enhance the quality of mental-health treatment by helping family doctors to track their patients’ moods over time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.