Addiction in the Media: Time Magazine Special Edition

Opinion by EHN Staff For a supposedly taboo topic, addiction has been getting an awful lot of media attention lately. Maybe it’s the fact that opioid addiction has reached crisis levels such that the Canadian and US governments have had to severely regulate painkiller prescriptions, or that Canadians are dying of fentanyl overdose at an … Read more

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

Staying Away from the Edge: Reflections on World Mental Health Day

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer 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 is World Mental Health Day, a day created to provide encouragement and opportunity for people to talk about their experiences—people with mental health disorders, people … 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

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