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Homewood Health Launches New Trauma Support Program in Vancouver Clinic

The Homewood Clinic in Vancouver to offer customized, intensive outpatient treatment of PTSD and other trauma related conditions.

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Homewood Health - Nov 6th 2017

Homewood Health Clinicians Shine Light on PTSD at Schedule 2 Employers Group Conference

Homewood Health is pleased to announce its continued support of efforts to address PTSD in the workplace. Homewood Health was a lead sponsor of last week’s Schedule 2 Employers Group Conference, an annual gathering of industry professionals from across Ontario focused on workplace wellness, health and safety, workers’ compensation and disability management.

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Homewood Health - Oct 24th 2017

​Reducing Mental Health Stigma

Irrespective of age, culture or income, at least one in five will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime. Given the prevalence of mental health disorders, we address common myths and the realities associated with mental health. There is no need to suffer alone and in silence. It’s time to start talking.

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Homewood Health - Oct 6th 2017

​The Impact of Sleep on Your Health

Who doesn’t love a comfortable, restful, perfectly timed sleep?

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Homewood Health - Oct 5th 2017

Understanding Depression

Everybody goes through ups and downs in their lives, but normal life experiences shouldn’t be confused with the serious mental disorder known as Depression. One of the most common mood disorders, depression can have serious and lasting implications on an individual's mental and physical health. (e.g. increased aches and pains, chronic fatigue, heart disease, etc.).

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Homewood Health - Oct 4th 2017

Youth, Teens and Mental Health

It’s no secret the emotions and actions of youth and teenagers can be a dizzying array of ups, downs, quirks and contradictions. But, where mood swings, tantrums, and dramatic phases do constitute what have always been accepted as a normal part of growing up, there are notable instances when shifts in mood and behaviour may be indicators of a larger, more daunting issue: mental illness.

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Homewood Health - Oct 3rd 2017

Mental Wellness at Work

Even if you absolutely love what you do, at times the pace of work can become overwhelming and exhausting. Many aspects of work can be stressful: co-worker issues, a demanding boss, an unhappy customer, a looming deadline, too much paperwork, and so on.

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Homewood Health - Oct 2nd 2017

Experiencing a Community-Based Natural Disaster

In light of the recent devastation caused by a series of hurricane’s and the predicted path of Hurricane Maria, coupled with the catastrophic earthquakes experienced in Mexico on September 19th and 7th, many communities are in ruins with scarce and diminishing resources. Families have become displaced and the populations are anxious about the personal and long term implications of these natural disasters. In an effort to provide assistance, we’ve put together some suggestions on how to help employees affected by a natural disaster.

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Homewood Health - Sep 20th 2017

Experiencing a Community-Based Natural Disaster

In light of the current crisis resulting from the impact of wildfires, many people are feeling fearful, uncertain, anxious and worried about the consequences of this disaster.

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Homewood Health - Sep 15th 2017

​Helping Grieving Employees

It’s never easy to lose a loved one, whether it’s a spouse, child, family member, co-worker or friend. For some people, grieving (the period of learning to live with the fact that the deceased is gone forever) can bring about strong and sometimes delayed reactions. In the workplace these reactions are important to recognize so that managers and co-workers can provide the best possible support. When the deceased person is a co-worker, employees are likely to go through a grieving process.

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Homewood Health - Sep 8th 2017

About Us

Homewood Health is the Canadian leader in mental health and addiction services. With over 130 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes every day through our national network of nearly 4,500 employees and clinical experts, and through the Homewood Health Centre — one of Canada’s largest and leading facilities for medical treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our complete continuum of services includes organizational wellness, assistance programs, assessments, outpatient and inpatient treatment, recovery management, return to work and family support services, customized to meet the specialized needs of individuals and organizations. Homewood Health is redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives.