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November is Hospice Awareness Month in Bermuda

Agape House, part of the Continuing Care Unit at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, today announced that November is Hospice Awareness month. This month will be marked by the following events: – November 7, 2:00 pm, “Walk to Remember”, a pledge walk benefiting Agape House. The walk starts at the Visitors Centre in Botanical Gardens. … Continue reading

1 November 2004 News


What is depression? Most of us have had some periods of time in our lives when we have felt at least mild depression. Sometimes the feelings are linked to disappointments or losses, sometimes they are more like black moods descending upon us, not obviously linked to any event, and then dissipating after a while. Depression … Continue reading

8 October 2004 News 0 Comment


Schizophrenia is generally regarded as one of the most significant illnesses treated by mental health services. Its significance lies in the profound impact of the illness on sufferers and their families and friends. The illness is long term and treatment is usually ongoing. The person with schizophrenia may suffer relapses in the condition if medication … Continue reading

8 October 2004 News 0 Comment

Substance Use

Human beings have used brain and mental state altering substances from the beginning of civilization. Alcohol was probably the earliest drug used, from accidentally consuming fermenting fruit and grain. There is archaeological evidence to indicate the early use of substances like cannabis, opiates and cocaine too. The consequences and costs of alcohol must have become … Continue reading

8 October 2004 News 0 Comment


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