Why Meaning and Purpose Are More Important Than Happiness

Meaning and Purpose Are More Important Than Happiness EHN Canada

There’s no doubt in my mind that I was born an addict. Throughout my life, in my resting state, I felt very empty, lost, and often scared. From a very young age, I sought pleasure and excitement, in search for a “hit” of something to make me feel just a little bit more than I … Read more

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorder Concurrent Treatment EHN Canada

“Eating disorder” is a term for a group of serious mental illnesses that cause individuals to jeopardize both mental and physical health due to problematic relationships with weight, body image, eating, and food. These disorders can at times be life threatening. A problematic relationship with eating or body image can manifest itself in the form … Read more

Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton Talks About Dry January on CBC Radio and in the Toronto Star

Bellwood Health Evan Newtown Talks About Dry January CBC Radio Toronto Star

CBC Radio interviewed Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton about his thoughts on the benefits of Dry January in this recent interview. The Toronto Star also interviewed Evan and included some of his perspectives on Dry January in the following article: Can’t Wait for the End of “Dry January”? Maybe That’s a Problem.   If you would … Read more

Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders

Workers’ Compensation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Programs for First Responders EHN Canada

Written by Munis Topcuoglu, Editor at EHN Canada. First Responders Are More Likely to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Though precise estimates vary, researchers agree that the prevalence of PTSD is much higher among first responders than among the general population. While the definition sometimes varies, “first responder” (or “public safety personnel”) usually includes firefighters, … Read more

Five Reasons Why Aftercare Is Essential for Sustaining Your Recovery

Sustaining Your Recovery with Aftercare EHN Canada Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialists

Addiction and substance abuse can have devastating consequences for people’s lives. People often get fired from their jobs, have serious conflicts with their families and friends, and lose control of their finances. Problems with substance abuse often escalate when abusing a substance becomes a person’s primary way of coping with life’s difficulties and challenges. This … Read more