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Feb 23, 2018

Lara's Story: A conversation with her father about mental health and suicide

Lara Sweet died by suicide last year. Her father, MP David Sweet, shared Lara’s story at a Mohawk Talks presented in partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. David was joined by mental health and addiction specialists from St....

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Feb 20, 2018

Artistic discovery through recovery

"No one comes to see me on a Wednesday afternoon, they know better," said Donna Mitchell with a giggle when asked about her participation in the pottery program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  Donna calls herself an artist, and by looking at...

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Feb 15, 2018

St. Joseph’s Hamilton is looking for new Board and Board Committee members

The St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors (JBG) are seeking to appoint new Board and Board Committee members to ensure we continue to develop the capacity and skills to oversee the governance of our three organizations; St. Joseph’s...

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Feb 14, 2018

A message of hope can go a long way

Imagine that it’s your first day as an inpatient on a mental health unit. When you walk through the doors, you might feel scared that no one will understand what you are going through or worried that you won’t overcome your illness. Now...
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Feb 12, 2018

Tips for increasing assertive communication

  Being assertive can be challenging and a source of anxiety for many people. Individuals who struggle with assertiveness are less likely to have their needs met and are more likely to feel dissatisfied in daily life. If this is a challenge for you,...
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Feb 5, 2018

Top 5 tips for overcoming anxiety

Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time however for some people, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. Well, you are not alone!What is anxiety? As defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary...
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Feb 1, 2018

BLOG: Improving access to stroke care

Last year, over 1,000 people in our community experienced a stroke. It can be terrifying. You may lose strength in one side of your body. You may have trouble speaking. Your face will often start to droop. When a stroke happens, timely access to safe,...

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Jan 31, 2018

It's never to early to #ReachOutHamOnt - We're Here. Get Help.

It's never to early to #ReachOutHamOnt. The St. Joe's Youth Wellness Centre is a safe environment for young people age 17 to 25 to receve expert mental health and substance use care by self-referral. Help young people throughout our community...

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Jan 31, 2018

Having trouble sleeping? Here are our top 5 strategies to manage insomnia

What is insomnia? A lot of people have difficulty sleeping from time to time, but insomnia is when someone has difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months. Another feature of insomnia...

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Jan 18, 2018

Brr! It's cold out, eh? Smoke free reminder

Top three things to know  Smoking is prohibited anywhere on St. Joe's propertyUnder the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, all Ontario hospital indoor and outdoor grounds must be completely smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited at all St. Joseph's...

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Jan 18, 2018

Healing? Strength? Encourage youth to take what they need

This month the St. Joe's Youth Wellness Centre partnered with Urbanicity Hamilton to help young people throughout our community get the help they need. We're asking our staff, patients and community partners to pick up a copy of the latest Urbanicity and...

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Jan 9, 2018

St. Joe's 2018 New Year's Baby

Melissa Ivanore shudders to think how big her son might have been had he waited until his January 14th due date...

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Jan 4, 2018

Two hospital doors closed due to cold weather

Notice To Visitors/Patients to Charlton Campus of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Due to the cold weather, two doorway entrances at the Charlton Campus of St. Joseph’s hospital are closed: CLOSED: Entrance on John Street – please use...
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Jan 3, 2018

“Like breathing through a straw”: Anxiety faced with COPD

The average person inhales 12 to 20 times per minute, and rarely gives it a second thought. But when you labour for your breath, it’s at the forefront of your mind...

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Dec 27, 2017

Ask a psychologist: How to make New Year's resolutions that stick

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, fewer than 10 per cent of us keep our New Year’s resolutions, even though we’ve been doing this for more than 4,000 years when ancient Babylonians started setting personal...
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Dec 27, 2017

Meet Three Peers Exemplifying Pope Francis’ Three Ways to Find Happiness in 2018

As the New Year approaches, we look to the advice of Pope Francis, who offered three ways to find happiness in 2018...

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Dec 22, 2017

Gifts of healing at Christmas

There are many ways to grieve after losing a loved one. Rosy Evered has found therapy in the gift of giving during the holiday season to long-term patients at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  "Working in pediatrics I see first-hand that...

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Dec 15, 2017

FRAUD ADVISORY: St. Joe's affected by fraudulent international employement campaign

It has come to the attention of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton/St. Joseph’s Health System that our organization is the subject of a fraudulent international employment campaign. Potential candidates from abroad are being...

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Dec 12, 2017

Dovetale introduces new digital experience at St. Joe's

If you have been to our hospital recently, as a patient or visitor, you probably noticed that something is different, and you’re right. After more than two years of preparations, we have started using a digital system, Dovetale, instead of...

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Dec 2, 2017

St. Joe's goes digital with Dovetale

In the early morning hours of December 2nd, 2017 St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) will join ranks with the top 7% of Ontario healthcare providers who have adopted cutting-edge systems for digitizing health information. The software designed by EPIC...

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