How understanding stigma around mental illness can help us dismantle it
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2022 11:07 AM
The first step to dismantling stigma around mental illness is understanding where it comes from and how it impacts people, according to Marlene, Recreation Therapist, Mental Health and Addictions.
Marlene runs an anti-stigma group in Brampton Civic Hospital’s inpatient mental health program. With the support of the group, patients focus on their strengths, turning them into superpowers. Marlene gives us the 101 on the group and shares some tips for breaking down the stigma around mental illness in...
Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital celebrates 15 years of exemplary care
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 01:58 PM
Yesterday, William Osler Health System (Osler) welcomed Graham McGregor, MPP for Brampton North; Hardeep Grewal, MPP for Brampton East; Amarjot Sandhu, MPP for Brampton West; His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton; and other dignitaries to Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital to mark the hospital’s upcoming 15th anniversary. To recognize the hospital’s years of quality, compassionate care to the community, a commemorative tree planting ceremony took place on hospital grounds, followed by a dignitary...
Golfers raise more than $214,000 for health care in Etobicoke at Osler Open
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:16 AM
The 26th annual Osler Open: Etobicoke Invitational golf tournament, in support of William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation), teed off on Monday with a sold out crowd who helped raise over $214,000 for William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Etobicoke General Hospital. This year’s event coincided with the exciting 50th anniversary of Etobicoke General, which opened its doors in September of 1972.
The tournament, which was hosted at The Country Club in Woodbridge, saw a total of 144 golfers...
Four things that happen when you seek help to cope with a loved one’s addiction
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 08:41 AM
When someone you love experiences addiction, it can be difficult to relate to their experiences or to know how to help. Connecting with others and learning how to support yourself will reduce feelings of isolation and put you in the best possible position to help your loved one.
We spoke with Megen, Addictions Counsellor, to learn the positive changes that can happen when you seek support to cope with a loved one’s addiction.1. You’ll understand the importance of being well-informed
Celebrating Etobicoke General Hospital’s past, present and future
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2022 11:03 AM
As William Osler Health System (Osler) marks the 50th anniversary of Etobicoke General Hospital on September 25, 2022, we pause to reflect on this significant milestone with a shared sense of pride and celebration with the community.
Even before opening its doors in 1972, the hospital was destined to enjoy long-standing...