We use our brains to make sense of our reality. Nerve endings spread from the brain and spinal cord throughout the body to receive sensory input as well as to activate parts of the body, both voluntarily and autonomically. Brain damage can make it very difficult to interpret sensory information and also to regulate bodily functions.
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
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
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
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