At first, drinking was fun. Alcohol gave Tony confidence. Sober, Tony was a shy kid. But a few drinks changed all that. In his early twenties, Tony was married and running his own business in wedding video-photography. Tony’s drinking wasn’t fun anymore, and his alcohol consumption was becoming a problem.
When speaking to Clifford, it becomes apparent very quickly that he has a big heart and an even bigger sense of duty. Clifford is the night shift nursing team lead who had to step up in a big way when Grace, Bellwood’s head of nursing, was nearly locked out of the country after visiting her family on vacation. When Grace was overseas, coronavirus was just background noise. Numbers were beginning to grow in other areas of the world, but in Canada, most of us were blissfully unaware of the impending lockdown.
Let’s face it—we’re all having a more difficult time lately. We’re especially sensitive to the unique difficulties faced by our alumni, patients, and future patients. Isolation can cause all sorts of problems for people with mental health and substance use disorders and for people in recovery. We’ve taken time in previous blogs to provide tips … Read more
Staff Interview by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Self-proclaimed “college student forever” Sabrina Mathis is the interim Alumni Outreach Director at Edgewood Health Network (EHN). Sabrina comes to EHN with seven years’ experience in the behavioral health industry. Before working in behavioral health, Sabrina was the alumni … Read more
Staff Interview by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. At 12 years old, EHN Canada counsellor Lauren Melzack had a big secret. Lauren discovered she was attracted to the girls in her class. Terrified that her friends and family would find out, Lauren drew inwards. It was the … Read more