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Hospital goes green to highlight mental health wellbeing

The acute care wing of the King Edward Memorial Hospital was lit up with green lights as a way of promoting positive mental health. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A wing of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital was lit up in green Friday to send out a signal promoting mental health wellbeing during the upcoming festive season.

Health officials said the move was aimed at making people “joyous and celebratory” during the holiday period.

Preston Swan, the vice-president of clinical operations at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, said: “Positive thoughts engender positive feelings, which promote good mental health.

“This December, we will again light the outside of our sister facility, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s acute care wing, in green.”

This year’s theme for mental health awareness is “Make Mental Health and Wellbeing for All a Bermuda Priority”.

The MWI Acute Community Mental Health Service is on 249-3432. For serious mental health crises at any time of the day or night, call 239-1111.

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Published December 03, 2022 at 11:05 am (Updated December 04, 2022 at 6:31 pm)

Hospital goes green to highlight mental health wellbeing

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