How Treatment at Bellwood Helped a Veteran Manage His PTSD

Michelle Levesque describes her husband’s crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that he developed after sustaining psychological injuries during his military service. She says that sending him to the treatment program at Bellwood was life changing for both her husband and for the rest of the family. The program at Bellwood gave him the tools to … Read more

Five Reasons Why Christmas Is the Perfect Time to Get Treatment

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Christmas is a magical time of the year. Our cupboards overflow with sweet treats. Presents are stacked up under the tree. We’re making a list and checking it twice. After much hype, the season is upon us! People everywhere are … Read more

Elizabeth Loudon: A hands-on clinician with a passion for recovery

By Jeff Vircoe She’s like the Ninja mother hen of Edgewood. Unfailingly visible at the counselor’s alcove across from the nurse’s desk, at exactly the time when the inpatients head for the common area or a smoke after morning lecture, Elizabeth Loudon’s eyes see all. Who’s acting out? Who is isolating? Who’s being flirty? Who … Read more

FIVE YEARS ABSTINENT, EHN ALUMNUS HAS A BLOSSOMING TELEVISION CAREER

By Jeff Vircoe On screen, the face of a man speaking with great passion appears. The camera lens gradually comes into focus, sharpening the view on someone who had experienced great pain as a child, now expressing how he had chosen to work his way through the emotional scars in the hopes of becoming a … Read more

Hildebrand Maintains Strong Presence Behind The Scenes

Lorne Hildebrand, Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C., and Cara Vaccarino, Chief Operating Officer at the Edgewood Health Network.

Lorne Hildebrand, Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C., and Cara Vaccarino, Chief Operating Officer at the Edgewood Health Network.   By Jeff Vircoe The sign on the office door by the nursing desk says, simply, Executive Director. Though Lorne Hildebrand hasn’t been in his office full time for a year now, after … Read more