Mindfulness and Movement for Healing Stress and Trauma

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Sean Singer, veteran, yogi, and physical health instructor at Bellwood Health Services. When I started working at Bellwood in March 2017, it dawned on me that everyone has experienced some stressful or traumatic events in their life. We can all have addictions because of these past or present events. … Read more

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