Debra Kine Helps the Men and Women We Call Heroes

Staff Interview by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. On August 4th, 2009, Debra Kine was hired at Edgewood Health Centre in Nanaimo, BC. With a Master’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Psychology, Debra’s impressive resume includes working as a chaplain in pediatric ICU at … Read more

Permission to Heal, Granted: A Veteran’s Story

Alumni Interview by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Born in Comox Valley, BC, Alec describes his childhood as “good.” Around age six, Alec recalls losing the vision in his right eye. His parents took Alec to the doctor, who couldn’t find anything wrong. The eye doctor said … Read more

Losing an Old Friend to an Opioid Overdose

During high school, I was always looking for new crowds with whom to drink and do drugs. I first met Steve at a mutual friend’s party. We seemed to have the same compulsion for drugs and alcohol—though at the time, I didn’t recognize it as a compulsion. We hit it off immediately and began spending … Read more

The Hero’s Dilemma: Maintaining Order and the Chaos of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Hero’s Dilemma: Maintaining Order and the Chaos of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - EHN Canada

Canadian police officers are disproportionately affected by mental health disorders according to several studies done by CAMH. As a result, the conversation around law-enforcement and mental health disorders is at an all-time high. In the era of social media, we get to see firsthand the interactions between the general public and police, and some of … Read more

How Our Occupational Therapists Help Trauma Patients

Our Therapists Helping Trauma Patients EHN Canada

Most of us take for granted our ability to complete the most basic steps associated with self care and social engagement. We never really consider that brushing one’s teeth, taking a shower, or having even the briefest social interaction with a stranger may be an emotionally strenuous task for some individuals. Naturally, when a person … Read more