Veterans Ptsd

Are People Enlisting in the Military to Help Their Country or Help Themselves?

Sandra Charron | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Although comparing a broken bone to an amputated limb is not at all analogous, a civilian who loses a limb to a workplace injury is not provided anywhere near the compensation for such a tragedy as would a military member, who in all cases, is fully aware and prepared before deployment of the dangers involved in their jobs.

It's Not Only Soldiers Who Get PTSD - I Know Because I Have it

Sandra Charron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I know PTSD. I live it. I am assailed by the images every day; images which have made me fall to my knees as flashbacks so vivid and ugly wrapped themselves around my eyes like a blindfold. The incident plays on a constant loop in my broken brain, sometimes slowing down long enough to allow me a moment to breathe; other times the nightmare so real I forget I'm no longer that young child pinned underneath a grown man.

Canadian Soldiers Come Together To Do Something Amazing

CBC | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Impact

A rank-and-file campaign launched by Canadian soldiers to check in on their colleagues and make sure they're OK has apparently already saved one...

The Government Must Do More to Support Our Ill and Injured Forces

Joyce Murray | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Joyce Murray

This week is Veterans Week, a time for all Canadians to reflect on the courage and sacrifices made by veterans of past wars and missions. It is also a fitting time to recognize the struggles of the men and women currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and the sacrifices of their families.

Veterans Affairs Canada Continues to Support Our Troops

Julian Fantino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Julian Fantino

There continues to be a constant barrage of misinformation regarding Canada's Veterans. In total, our Government has invested almost $5 billion new dollars that has been put towards rehabilitation, re-training, and medical and financial benefits. I will continue to seek to fully pay homage to the depth of sacrifice of Canada's Veterans.

Even Beloved Comic Character Beetle Bailey Battles PTSD

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Romeo Vitelli

On June 16, the three-panel-strip featured Beetle in bed having a series of nightmares relating to his experiences in the army. In the third panel, we see Bailey wide awake with the message, "Posttraumatic Stress Can Affect Any Soldier."

New App For Vets With PTSD

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The roll-out of a new smartphone app and money for a two-year study should go some distance toward helping Canadian veterans and others cope...

Do More Than Just Remember On Nov. 11

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Impact

Canadians across the country will pause for two minutes at 11 am on November 11 as part of this year's Remembrance Day observance to honour the Canadi...

Soldiers Give Up Their Rights So They Can Risk Their Lives

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

Canadian citizens may be shocked to learn that the Canadian Forces do not have the same Charter Rights as the rest of us. They give up those rights when they enlist. Maybe this law makes sense for the military -- it is used to suppress mutiny and rebellion, but at the same time, these are the people who are risking their lives for our freedom. Don't they deserve better?

Actually, We do Take Care of Our War Veterans

Steven Blaney | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Steven Blaney

In a blog post, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen claimed the government isn't doing enough to support veterans. Yet while we have doubled the number of Operational Stress Injury (OSI) clinics, Mathyssen's party voted against this measure. I find it difficult to reconcile the idea of calling for more support while voting against those initiatives.