Coping with Current Events in Afghanistan

Practical ideas and resources for Veterans, their Families, and friends.
Supportive suggestions for service providers who care for those impacted by recent events.


These resources have been adapted from two resources developed by the National Centre for PTSD (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs): “Coping with Current Events in Afghanistan,” and “Provider Guide to Addressing Veterans’ Reactions to Current Events in Afghanistan.”

Recent events in Afghanistan have proved challenging and often triggering for the Veterans and former RCMP members who served there, and for the Family members and Friends who stand beside them. Service providers, too, need specialized resources and supports when caring for those who served in Afghanistan.

These resources aim to provide supportive suggestions and information related to common reactions many may be experiencing at the moment, as well as coping tips and available resources for mental health and well-being support.