The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling alone. It's been tough on everyone. We've never experienced a global crisis like this, being virtually locked up for three months, unable to have much social contact or see our loved ones. Even a simple trip to the grocery store still leaves a lot of us feeling worried.
Out of nowhere, we've had to deal with stresses such as job loss, financial instability, isolation, and health anxiety on our own. This has, unfortunately, contributed to worsening mood disorders such as anxiety and depression and, tragically, increased suicide rates. These are serious issues, and many people need help.
Through it all, Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, B.C., is here to offer support. On June 29, the centre launched a comprehensive residential (inpatient) mental health initiative, the Mood and Anxiety Program, led by its team of psychiatrists.
This program combines the best medical treatment with expert counselling. The goal is to not only reduce symptoms with medications, but nurture skills to apply in the real world while learning from others in an uplifting group setting. It's for people who want a genuinely immersive healing experience in a peaceful environment.
In fact, the location of the clinic is impressive. This private facility boasts great views paired with a home-like environment where everyone from staff to families contributes to the healing process. At Edgewood, you’ll find an incredibly strong community spirit that's paired with fantastic care providers. Residents build relationships and interact with one another as they continue in their healing process.
Though this private-pay program does come at a cost, top-quality treatment is priceless when your wellbeing is at stake. Plus, EHN reinvests 100% of its profits into expanding its programs and services to help more Canadians. To maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle during this public health crisis, access to proper care is necessary amid our country's overall lack of mental health resources.
If you want more information on the Mood and Anxiety Program, check out the Edgewood Treatment Centre website. It also features inspiring testimonies from residents who have taken part in this program.
The facility is also proudly wheelchair accessible and provides a safe environment for all patients, including members of the LGBTQ+ community and the two-spirited indigenous community. The centre is recognized as a Safe Harbour by the Multi-Cultural Society of Nanaimo.
It’s no surprise that Edgewood has stepped in to help during this mental health crisis. The centre has a long history of helping those in need. For the past 25 years, the centre has offered a path to recovery for people suffering from concurrent trauma, addiction, and mental health disorders. Edgewood is part of EHN Canada, whose facilities offer treatment excellent, flexibility, and the strength of a national network of experts who want to take care of you.
So, as the pandemic may be increasing mental health struggles for many of us, know that Edgewood is here to help. If you or a loved one needs a comprehensive mental health treatment experience, call Edgewood’s admissions team (local: 604-332-1868 or toll-free: 866-661-9740).