Bell Let's Talk donates $230,000 to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Bell Let's Talk donates $230,000 to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation 
Funds will increase support, training and access to the Child Psychiatry 
Transitional Care Program at JGH 
MONTREAL, May 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) 
Foundation is pleased to announce a generous donation of $230,000 over three 
years from the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative in support of the 
JGH's Child Psychiatry Transitional Care Program. This unique program is 
designed to integrate former patients back into their schools and communities 
and prevent re-admission to Child Psychiatry services. 
This important donation will enable the Transitional Care Program to now serve 
a larger number of children and families, as well as provide specialized 
training and support to educators and community service providers. 
"These children were referred for mental health problems so severe that they 
were unable to attend their community schools, and are at greater risk for 
developing serious mental disorders later in life," said Dr. Phyllis 
Zelkowitz, Director of Research in the Department of Psychiatry. "After a 
period of intense treatment in Child Psychiatry, it can be a challenge for 
families to find the services and support that they need in the community, and 
many of the gains children make while in treatment can be lost. There is an 
urgent need for a program like this one, which provides continuity of care, 
helps parents to serve as advocates for their children, and assists educators 
in maintaining the children in their community schools." 
The program utilizes social and childcare workers to provide the necessary 
follow-up care and support for children aged five to twelve and their 
families, building a trusted home-school partnership in the process that 
focuses on the child's positive academic and social development. Transitional 
Care Program workers will also develop consultation and training workshops 
along with French and English language print and online resources for school 
personnel and service providers in CSSSs and other community organizations to 
provide ongoing support and knowledge sharing, especially in terms of early 
detection and prevention. 
"Bell Let's Talk is committed to improving access to mental health training, 
education and care," said Martine Turcotte, Bell's Vice Chair, Québec. "We 
are proud to support the Jewish General Hospital in helping young people and 
their families get the support they need through the Child Psychiatry 
Transitional Care Program." 
"Bell's thoughtful support will make a lifelong difference for children coping 
with mental illness and our society as a whole," said JGH Foundation President 
and CEO Myer Bick. "It is thanks to the commitment and vision of leading 
corporate citizens like Bell that we can pave the way for better treatment and 
outcomes for our children today and in years to come." 
About the Jewish General Hospital
Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has been a mainstay of superior 
medical care for generations of patients of all backgrounds. One of Quebec's 
largest and busiest acute-care hospitals, the JGH is committed to improving 
the quality of healthcare for all Quebecers in partnership with the provincial 
healthcare network. Moreover, The Jewish General Hospital has redoubled its 
commitment providing patients the best possible care in a clean, safe and 
human-centered environment. The JGH is able to deliver these pioneering, 
innovative medical services by strengthening its role as a McGill University 
teaching hospital, by expanding and upgrading its facilities, and by pursuing 
cutting-edge research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. For 
more information, please visit 
About the Jewish General Hospital Foundation
The Jewish General Hospital Foundation's mission is to advance health care and 
medical research for the people of Quebec and beyond by supporting Montreal's 
Jewish General Hospital, a tertiary care, McGill University teaching hospital. 
The JGH Foundation provides essential assistance to the Hospital to enhance 
its extraordinary patient care, to further scientific discovery and to acquire 
the most recent and innovative medical equipment. We partner with inspired 
members of the community to implement a wide variety of fundraising 
initiatives to achieve these ambitious goals. For more information, please 
About Bell Let's Talk 
Bell Let's Talk is a national initiative to promote Canadian mental health, 
based on 4 action pillars: Anti-stigma, care and access, research, and 
workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit 
Headquartered in Montréal since 1880, Bell is Canada's largest communications 
company. To learn more, please visit 
Glenn J. Nashen, Director Astrid Morin, Media Relations Public Affairs and 
Communications Jewish General Hospital Tel.: 514-340-8222 ext. 4612 
Véronique Arsenault Bell Media Relations 1-855-391-5263 @Bell_News 
Image with caption: "Bell is making a donation of $230,000 over a three year 
period in support of the Jewish General Hospital's Child Psychiatry 
Transitional Care Program. Martine Turcotte, Bell's Vice Chair, Québec, Rick 
Seifeddine, Senior Vice-President, Brand, and Allen F. Rubin, Chairman of the 
Board of Directors of the JGH Foundation. (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image 
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