Meditation and Mindfulness: Benefits and Exercises

Meditation and Mindfulness: Benefits and Exercises

The year has been off to a rocky start, with conflicts in the Middle East, plane crashes, political and ethical issues with a certain president whose name rhymes with “rump,” and then a global lockdown due the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic—and all this before spring! No doubt everyone is feeling the effects of such turmoil and changes to their lives and daily routines.

Queer and Present Danger: 5 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Have Higher Addiction Risk

5 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Have Higher Addiction Risk

Written by Andrew, guest writer for EHN Canada, film nerd, and crossword enthusiast. Before diving into a discussion about LGBTQ+ communities and the risk for addiction, I’ll start with a story from my childhood. When I was small, I would often wake up to find candy and small toys underneath my pillow. Where they came … Read more

The Need for LGBTQ+ Mental Health Care

Written by Hillary Webster, Writer at EHN Canada. The Need for LGBTQ+ Mental Health Care “Do you know what PrEP is?” asked my friend, casually. “Uh… no.” I scolded myself silently. I’ve worked in healthcare for years, but this was an acronym that had slipped my mind. “Well, neither did my doctor in New York. … Read more

Your Greatest Present is Presence: Tristan’s Holiday Story

Alumni Interview by EHN Staff In this blog post series, EHN alumni share their experience, strength, and hope for the holiday season. Before recovery, Tristan’s holidays were forgettable for him, and painful for his family. He remembers one particular Christmas around 2005, when he was full into the grips of alcohol addiction. He spent the … Read more