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Category: Trauma


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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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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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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Abstinence | Addiction Treatment Help | Anxiety | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Gambling | Life at SCHC | Mental Health | Our Philosophy | Our Policy | Our Program | Process Addictions | Trauma | Treatment Philosophy

Good Addiction Treatment is About Giving Clients Options

I think one measure of a good addiction treatment program is its ability to address the unique needs of individual clients. Over the years, our program has evolved to handle just about any situation. There

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12 Steps of AA | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Resilience | Trauma | Victor Frankl

Addiction and Mental Health Issues

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC Program Director Lots of men who have participated at Sunshine Coast Health Center struggle with things beyond addiction. Some typical challenges are depression, anxiety and panic attacks, post-traumatic stress

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Addiction Research & Theories | Addiction Treatment Help | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Trauma

Trauma and Addiction

Modern war and major disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina have highlighted the horrendous effects of psychological trauma. Here are some rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): 23 percent in regions in Israel that

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Leading Experts | Trauma

Treating Traumatized Adults & Children: A Donald Meichenbaum PTSD Workshop

This article is a review of a two-day Dr. Donald Meichenbaum workshop for therapists presented by Jack Hirose & Associates October 8 & 9 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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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