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About Jaymie Bryan

Since 2011, Jaymie has worked with clients at Sunshine Coast Health Center, creating an environment for clients that supports their needs. Jaymie has also battled and conquered substance abuse issues of her own and understands the dynamics of what it takes to be successful, healthy and happy. In 2011 she received an Addiction’s Careworker Diploma through McMaster University and continues to pursue her education in Counselling Psychology.

Final Thoughts – Half a Year of Reflections

August 23, 2018

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at the number
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The Best of New West and The Boathouse

August 21, 2018

I was lucky enough to meet up with an alumnus to Skytrain-it to New West. To have the company and catch-up was AWESOME! He is doing so good – words that are a total understatement.
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Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

August 20, 2018

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.
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Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

August 16, 2018

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I
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Days of Days – Kelowna Part 3

August 14, 2018

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she
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Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

August 13, 2018

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy,
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Confessions at the Dinner Table

August 9, 2018

The alumni dinners are quite often light, breaking bread with one another, and casually intimate. This was by far one of the most vulnerable, honest and candid check-ins at our table. In the almost four
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First Time Back – Kelowna Tribute

August 7, 2018

So, I’m boarding a plane at the YYZ and I’m now really thinking about the absence of a truly amazing man and alumni. I attended his funeral this April and this is the first Kelowna
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Alumni Submission: A Client, a Calgarian, and a New Man

August 6, 2018

Back to Calgary with a healthier mind, healthier heart, healthier body and I’m excited to take on the world again! People have been asking me what is the most valuable thing I learned while at
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Reno’s, An Open House, Meet and Greet and Support Meeting

June 11, 2018

My Toronto travels usually include getting together with different alumni’s. I was trying to get to a client’s Reno, via train, bus and some walking, buuuuut, it probably would have turned into bedlam, so he
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Surprisingly enough, I’ve been having an absolute blast. I’ve been having a lot of fun and it’s nice to wake up in the morning with a clear mind and energy and just wanting to get out there and try new things. I’m enjoying getting out of bed. SCHC was very accommodating when it came to my passion (golf) and felt that it would be a huge part in my recovery. That was huge for me. It allowed me to want to try and now I’m excited for group and doing the hard work that I need to do in order to sober up.

- Mick

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