Up Close And Personal With Edgewood’s Dr. John Lawlor

Opinion by EHN Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. Dr. John Lawlor’s life hasn’t always been serene. Born in Ireland, he remembers a dark period in his life where he was overwhelmed by feelings of isolation. John believed that his family, his friends, and society had given up on … Read more

Family Matters at Edgewood

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We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to. —Brené Brown Meet Erin Albanese, Family Programs Supervisor at Edgewood Erin was born and raised in Toronto, ON, by Italian and Irish immigrant parents.  She studied, worked, and trained in different parts of Ontario including Guelph and Ottawa before moving to Nanaimo, … Read more

“I Didn’t Want to Die!”: Counsellor Trevor’s Story of Triumph over Addiction

I Didn't Want to Die Story of Triumph over Addiction

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, to two loving, hard-working, parents, Trevor describes his childhood as “carefree.” He says he was a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoyed hanging out with his friends and drinking alcohol. A twinkle appears in Trevor’s eye and he admits, “I was good at it.” Trevor says drinking increased his energy and boosted his … Read more

Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton Talks About Dry January on CBC Radio and in the Toronto Star

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CBC Radio interviewed Bellwood Counsellor Evan Newton about his thoughts on the benefits of Dry January in this recent interview. The Toronto Star also interviewed Evan and included some of his perspectives on Dry January in the following article: Can’t Wait for the End of “Dry January”? Maybe That’s a Problem.

The Man in the Mirror: Counsellor Sergio’s Story

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From his distinguished bearing, cherubic face, and piercing blue eyes, Sergio is the picture of good health. But don’t let his baby blues fool you—once upon a time, Edgewood’s favourite counsellor was a troubled man indeed. Born in Montreal, Sergio comes from a long line of alcoholics. Trauma touched his life at an early age … Read more