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

Introducing the Bellwood Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP)

Introducing Bellwood Health Mood and Anxiety Program MAP Toronto Canada

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Are Not Adequately Addressed in Canada Major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder are listed in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) top ten causes of disability worldwide. Mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, are the most prevalent mental health disorders in North America, affecting nearly one-in-five people. Depression, bipolar disorder, and … Read more

Recovery requires a balance between compassionate self-care and hard work

The Balance of Recovery - Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab Center

Opinion by EHN Staff Written by Peter A. Levine, a support counsellor who works at Bellwood Health Services. It is common knowledge that a successful recovery process requires a healthy dose of compassionate self-care. What is not so frequently acknowledged is that a successful recovery process also requires a tremendous amount of hard work and … Read more