Strategies for a Happy Halloween in Recovery

Halloween is coming up, meaning costumes and candy for some, and triggering situations for those in recovery. Halloween parties present a challenge—the chaos and temptation are rampant and dressed-up partygoers will likely be of no help, offering treats of all sorts, and maybe drugs and alcohol to go along with them. If staying at home … Read more

Occupational Therapy in Recovery: More Than Just Return-to-Work

Written by Kathryn Decker, an occupational therapist who works at Bellwood Health Services. When someone first hears the term occupational therapy, people tend to think about assisting patients in their return-to-work process after an illness or injury. While occupational therapists (OTs) sometimes help patients return to their jobs, this is only one small component of … Read more

Canadians Need Access to Mental Health Services: Cara Vaccarino Talks to iHeart Radio

iHeart Radio News Talk 1010 interviewed Cara Vaccarino, EHN Canada COO, about Canada’s public healthcare system and current issues with accessibility to mental health services. The conversation explored several complex issues that plague Canada’s public healthcare system. Cara gave her opinions on evidence-based care, speaking out about mental health conditions, waste in the public system, … Read more

Knowing When It’s Time to Get Help: Lorelie’s Own Story

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. I was a skinny, wild-eyed mess trying to find a way out of all the problems I had created. I’d spent so many years blaming everyone else for my addiction—when I had an epiphany. The most destructive force in my … Read more

Suicide Prevention Day

Written by Adam Fisher, a former Director at Renascent and EHN Canada, writer, researcher, and photographer. He has been in recovery since June, 2004. Today—World Suicide Prevention Day—ten Canadians will take their own lives.[1] Organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and held every September 10th since 2003[2], World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) … Read more