Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What We Learned From This Terrifying Flight

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Thirteen years ago next week marks what could have been a grim anniversary: Air Transat Flight 236, bound to Lisbon from Toronto, crash-land...

'People Have Committed Suicide During The Wait Periods'

CBC | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada

Canadian soldiers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder have waited up to six months for assessments and treatment, CBC News has learned. ...

Officer Takes Own Life Years After Bus Beheading

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada

An RCMP officer, who was among the first officers to respond to a horrific scene aboard a Greyhound bus, has reportedly taken his own life. The fam...

Edmonton Veteran Finds Unique Way To Cope With PTSD

CBC | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

Watching Trevor Petersen standing on his paddleboard, wading calmly through the water, you would never know he suffers from a debilitating disorder. ...

Breaking the Silence Around PTSD in the Military

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

No one would question a cancer diagnosis, or any other medicial condition, except when it comes to PTSD. Suddenly, everyone is a mental health expert. Nobody would dare question cancer, but PTSD? Fair game. In fact, it would be unthinkable to even not question it. The military culture demands it.

Snug Vest Is Therapeutic, Stylish Hug For Kids With Autism

John F. Gray | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

While volunteering and working with autistic children, Lisa Fraser noticed one of the key therapeutic devices of the day was, in her eyes, really ugly. The weighted vests was like slapping a label on kids and saying "Hey, look at me! I'm different." She believed that bringing a better design and even some style into these kids' lives, was an endeavour worth pursuing.

Vet Shares War Stories To Help Heal From PTSD

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Daniel Lafontaine's accounts of life in war-torn Bosnia send chills down the spines of his listeners.His first-hand account of life as a hos...

Real Soldiers Don't Get PTSD

Aviva Rubin | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada
Aviva Rubin

2012-05-07-mentalhealth.jpgTurns out the Department of National Defence is eliminating the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring post-traumatic stress disorders. Aren't these cuts a little short-sighted?

Veterans Say Feds Denying Travel Benefits To See Psychiatrists

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Politics

Former members of the Canadian military who are struggling with mental health problems say they're being denied benefits from Veterans Affairs to cove...

Don't Cut Programs for Military Families: Spouses Are the Key to Troop Reintegration

Edward Jackson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

Today, veterans are coming back to a country that never really suffered during the war. Forget those elegant, top-down accounts of the noble victories of commanders. For the military employees who actually do the fighting on the ground, war is horrific beyond imagination. And the horror is coming home.

The Battle Goes On

The Canadian Press | Dene Moore | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Bombardier Matt Coles remembers thinking the bullets had missed him. In the frenzied moments after he and his ser...