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.
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.
Dr. Laurence Kirmayer honoured with two prestigious awards
Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, has received major awards from the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Psychiatric Association.
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.
ICFP’s 50th anniversary is a highlight of Psychiatry’s JGH timeline
The inauguration of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry in 1969 was a pivotal event in the 73-year history of the JGH Department of Psychiatry.
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.
Commitment to patients helped Child Psychiatry weather the decades
This fall, as the JGH Child Psychiatry Program commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary, its early years—as well as many recent achievements—are back in the spotlight.
Child Psychiatry: 50 years of caring for children and their families
Although the specially designed facilities of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion were opened in 2010, its team approach is a direct descendent of the philosophy—both revolutionary and evolutionary—behind the Child Psychiatry Program when it was launched in 1967.
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.
New attempt to understand the positive impact of expressive writing
A Montreal author and researcher is undertaking an in-depth study to determine how and why a positive impact is made through expressive writing.