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STIGMA AND MENTAL HEALTH

In ancient Greece bodily signs or stigmata were cut or burned onto people’s bodies to mark them as different. Today we use the word stigma to refer to the attitude people often have about others who suffer from mental health problems. How often does the assumption we make about people change when we find out … Continue reading

4 October 2004 News 0 Comment

St. Brendan’s Hospital Announces Mental Health Awareness Week ‘Changing Minds’ Campaign Encourages Residents of Bermuda to Examine Their Attitudes

St. Brendan’s Hospital today announced its Mental Health Awareness Week, which will run from October 4 to 9 in Bermuda under the banner of ‘Changing Minds’. The aim of this year’s campaign is to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health, particularly among the 16 to 24 year-old demographic. An important component of the campaign … Continue reading

30 September 2004 News 0 Comment

Bermuda Hospitals Board and Butterfield Bank Encourage Community to Take Advantage of Health Awareness Service

The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB), in conjunction with the Butterfield Bank Employee Shared Trust (BEST), is offering an awareness programme to educate the community about prevalent health conditions in Bermuda. Healthcare professionals from the BHB and community support organizations are available to give one-hour presentations to businesses, schools, church groups, parent-teacher associations or any group … Continue reading

26 August 2004 News 0 Comment

BERMUDIAN PATIENT URGENTLY IN NEED OF MARROW DONOR Recruitment Drive at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital on October 1 and 2

Every day, 3,000 patients around the world search for potential bone marrow donors to become their “miracle match.” These patients (both adults and children) suffer from life-threatening diseases, and a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is their best chance for a cure. Because marrow and stem cell transplants require matching certain tissue traits … Continue reading

23 August 2004 News 0 Comment

Bermuda Hospitals Board Announces Major Renovation Plans Focus is on Patient Care as BHB Moves Towards Unprecedented Progress for Healthcare in Bermuda

The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announced that it has selected Cannon Design, in association with OBM International, to develop a estate master plan for its facilities. BHB employees, physicians, Board members and various stakeholders in the community will be involved in creating the long-range plan. The final estate master plan will be presented to … Continue reading

19 August 2004 News 0 Comment

Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda Awards Largest Scholarship To Date Student Awarded $100,000 to Pursue Medical Studies

In celebration of its 50th anniversary of volunteer services to the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB), the Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda (HAB) is awarding a one-time $100,000 scholarship to Bermudian student Ms. Merate-Kristos Place. The HAB Scholarship Selection Committee’s criteria included marks, community involvement and an essay submission. “We are delighted to offer this $100,000 scholarship … Continue reading

5 August 2004 News 0 Comment

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