Webinar: Self-Compassion and Mental Health

 You can watch more of our past webinars and register for upcoming webinars on our webinar page. 00:00 Introduction 02:12 Webinar Learning Objectives 03:22 What Kind of Friend Are You to Yourself? 08:01 What Is Self-Compassion? 10:06 What Is Self-Kindness? 11:27 It’s Okay to Feel Pain and Suffering Sometimes 13:59 Practice Mindfulness to Avoid … Read more

Sick of “Social Distancing”? Try This to Support Your Mental Health

social distancing mental health support

“Social distancing” is a major misnomer. We’ve seen a lot of backlash recently in our communities about this vague and counterproductive term. We need to remain socially close now more than ever, even though we must remain physically distant, if possible, for our health. But to ask people to keep socially distant is dangerous when … Read more

8 Recovery Concepts for Coping With the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Carlee Campbell, Patient Care Specialist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Coronavirus COVID-19 has demanded that we all completely rework the way we live our daily lives, while simultaneously forcing us to confront incredibly difficult emotional and financial realities. For those of us in recovery from addiction, it is helpful to remember, this is not … Read more

People Helping People During a Time of Crisis

People Helping People During a Time of Crisis

One-in-five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction problem and that fact is not going away. Did you know that alcohol is still by far the most common drug used by Canadians and the cost of substance use in Canada has exceeded $38 billion? For years researchers have known that substance use and mental health … Read more

7 Sources of Daily Inspiration in Recovery

7 sources of daily inspiration in recovery

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Chris Howe, public speaker, recovered alcoholic and addict, and firefighter. In recovery, I get inspiration from so many people, places, and activities on a daily basis. Especially in difficult times like these, with coronavirus and all its consequences, I feel it is crucial for my own growth and … Read more