The new Command Centre is proving effective in preventing bottlenecks—especially in the Emergency Department—for those needing prompt psychiatric or psychological support.
Thanks to the new Command Centre at the JGH, fewer patients are experiencing significant delays in being discharged from the hospital.
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 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.