Boozhoo! My English name is Angie Copenace, my Anishinaabe name is Anungose, my second Anishinaabe name is Shooniya Gonibiikk, which I received early in my sobriety. Atik dodem. I am a member of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation.
I have been hired as the Mental Health and Addictions Worker for AKRC. I bring with me passion, dedication and commitment to helping others who are embarking on their path to wellness. In my younger years, I battled with alcohol addiction. I struggled with anxiety/panic and depression.
It took years to realize I had a problem, in my clouded judgement I figured I could quit on my own when I wanted to. I was wrong. I was fortunate enough to have many supports. I ended up in detox twice, the second time was my last time. I quit after that. I attended a pre-treatment program, and an outpatient treatment program, as well as after care. My road to recovery is a lot of self-discoveries. I had to re-learn how to feel again, and how to cope. I learned how to work through my triggers and my anxieties. My path has also brought me to where I am today, I want to help others.
I am currently a student at Sault College, I am on my last course to obtaining my Mental Health and Addictions Certificate. I am also enrolled in Criminal Psychology and Behavior. I have attended many training sessions in Mental Health and Addictions though out the years. This is my path. Every day I choose to live the sober life. My last drink was in 2015.
For any resources or supports, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m hoping as soon as things settle with Covid, I can visit the Communities.
Miigwech, Angie Copenace
MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS WORKER
P.O BOX 237, Sioux Narrows, ON. P0X 1N0
Main Office: 807-226-4445
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