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Helen Northcott, MA, RPN, Registered Psychotherapist

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Alcohol and Suicide

According to World Health Organization (WHO) 2014, the suicide rate in Canada was 11.4 per 100,000 in 2012. Alcohol has been involved in over a quarter of all suicide cases. Alcoholics are 120 times more likely to attempt suicide compared to non-alcoholics. Men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. Men…

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Effects of Alcoholism

There are more hospital admissions in Canada due to alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks. In the year 2015-2016, there were up to 77,000 admissions, which is 212 on average per day, not including emergency cases (Noik, 2017). Globally, alcohol was related to over 3 million deaths per year in 2012, slightly more than lung cancer…

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Difference between Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

The words counsellor and psychotherapist are often used interchangeably. At the same time there are various arguments and debates about the differences between a counsellor and a psychotherapist. Some argue that there are many common activities, with little differences; while some argue that there are no differences and can be used interchangeably; while still others…

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Anxiety and Depression

  How does anxiety and depression express itself in your life?  Is it an emotional event causing grief or the birth of a child etc. You fill in the blanks with your emotions in that experience.  No one else is like you because you are unique. How do you feel about sharing with someone?  Are…

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