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Category: Mental Health


Mental Health | Trauma

Doing the Right Thing for First Responders and PTSD Treatment in BC

PTSD in BC’s First Responders – Let’s do the Right Thing and Look After Them I think most Canadians would be surprised by the care a suffering firefighter receives when he or she has to

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Mental Health | Trauma

Thoughts on PTSD, First Responders and Treatment

PTSD and First Responders – No, you don’t know what it’s like to be them I heard someone talking about how trendy PTSD is now throughout Canada. She said it was the latest mental health

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | happiness | Paul Wong | Victor Frankl

Aim for Meaningful Living Instead of Happiness in Addiction Recovery

A big topic among meaning psychology researchers (we call them meaning experts!) is the difference between “happiness” and “meaning.” As you know from looking at the self-help section of bookstores, finding “happiness” is very big

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Life at SCHC | Trauma

Gone but not Forgotten: Remembering at SCHC

With Remembrance Day approaching, I was reminded of a tribute that has been taking place here at SCHC… Some time ago, I began to notice a small collection of boulders piled atop the beach hill. These

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Anxiety | Life at SCHC | Our Program

Finding Your Voice at SCHC

It was a good day at SCHC as I got too sit in, participate, and watch our ‘Find Your Voice‘ group or what others would consider ToastMasters. It’s another diverse part of what we offer here at

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Books on Addiction | Exploring Addiction | happiness

The Happiness Trap: The Difference between Emotional and Meaningful Happiness

Some Background on the Happiness Trap The Happiness Trap, written by Russ Harris, is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which was developed by Steven Hayes, Ph.D. Unlike the Steven Hayes workshops which are designed

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Boredom | Mental Health

Winter Blues & Boredom

Your “Winter Blues” may be a Chronic Condition As the days get shorter across Canada, you may find you’re experiencing difficulties mentally and physically. There is an official condition to reflect this shift: Seasonal Affective

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Mental Health | School | Stress

Back to School: Student Mental Health & Addictions

With school back in order, it is an excellent time to bring up reminders about drugs and alcohol, their safe and healthy use, and how to be self-reflective of problematic behaviours. Whether it’s middle school,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Mental Health | Trauma

Helping Clients with both Trauma and Addictions

SCHC’s Trauma Program is a unique feature and one we felt deserved more attention on our blog to help readers who may find it to be a ideal fit for them or a loved one.

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Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Mental Health

Exercise Your Demons: A Closer Look at the Obesity and Mental Health Endemic

By 2010, 35.7% of adult Americans were classified as obese and obesity related health costs were estimated at $147 billion dollars. Now, if you are thinking “Wow! When will those Americans get their act together?”

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Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Mental Health

Brain Over Brawn: How Exercise Improves Mood, Energy, and Brain Function

It’s January and the gyms are full of folks eager to undue the effects of over-indulgence during the holidays and the sedentary habits that often accompany the dark and dreary days of winter. The dream

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Program | Perfectionism | Technology

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: We’re Not Perfect

Operating a treatment centre is a humbling profession. Like the baseball player having a great year when he gets a hit every third time at the plate, research shows treatment centres are performing far above

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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