The Hero’s Dilemma: Maintaining Order and the Chaos of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Hero’s Dilemma: Maintaining Order and the Chaos of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - EHN Canada

Canadian police officers are disproportionately affected by mental health disorders according to several studies done by CAMH. As a result, the conversation around law-enforcement and mental health disorders is at an all-time high. In the era of social media, we get to see firsthand the interactions between the general public and police, and some of … Read more

How Our Occupational Therapists Help Trauma Patients

Our Therapists Helping Trauma Patients EHN Canada

Most of us take for granted our ability to complete the most basic steps associated with self care and social engagement. We never really consider that brushing one’s teeth, taking a shower, or having even the briefest social interaction with a stranger may be an emotionally strenuous task for some individuals. Naturally, when a person … Read more

Integrated Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Concurrent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Is The Most Effective Approach

Integrated Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Concurrent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Is The Most Effective Approach EHN Canada

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after an individual has been exposed to a traumatic event such as death, serious injury, or a threat of harm to themselves or to others. When exposed to such events, it is normal to feel intense fear, helplessness, and horror, but in most cases, these feelings are eventually resolved—but, … Read more

Working as a Firefighter with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Firefighter Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders EHN Canada

I have lived with mental health disorders for most of my life. As a kid, I didn’t realize that what I was experiencing could be classified as anxiety or depression. As time went on, I found myself coping with my mental health disorders by using drugs and alcohol. As time went on, I found myself … Read more

Losing an Old Friend to an Opioid Overdose

Losing a Friend to an Opioid Overdose EHN Canada Get Treatment

During high school, I was always looking for new crowds with whom to drink and do drugs. I first met Steve at a mutual friend’s party. We seemed to have the same compulsion for drugs and alcohol—though at the time, I didn’t recognize it as a compulsion. We hit it off immediately and began spending … Read more