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First responders experiencing trauma and loss

The loss of a first responder in the line of duty hits hard. Particularly so in smaller communities, where police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics are often familiar faces and well-loved friends. The death of RCMP Constable Shelby Patton in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, while on a traffic stop on Saturday, 12 ...
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PTSD Awareness Month – No stigma, No shame

A month of supports for and stories about those living with post-traumatic stress Post-traumatic stress appears in many places. We see it in both active military members and Veterans. Those who have witnessed acts of violence during service, or been exposed to atrocities and multiple traumas. It appears in medical ...
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Statement by the Canadian Military Sexual Trauma Community of Practice on the situation with Project Trauma Support

We stand in solidarity with all Canadians impacted by military sexual trauma. In doing so, we recognize the deep hurt associated with the recent revelations surrounding Project Trauma Support and offer our strongest support for those affected by these events. Here, we recognize that the extensive reporting of such events ...
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Let’s #GetReal about supporting mental wellness for Veterans, Veteran Families, and all Canadians

It’s Mental Health Week in Canada, from 3 to 9 May, 2021. This week provides a chance for all of us to #GetReal about our how we are coping in this time of uncertainty and stress. We can #GetReal about: How we are really feeling, and challenging the beliefs that ...
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Official Statement on Recent Allegations of Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

In recent weeks, multiple women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct at the most senior levels of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). There have been countless other individuals who have shared similar experiences over the past several years. The Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CoE-PTSD), from ...
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