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WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is expanding compensation coverage for workers with post-traumatic stress disorder.Premier Greg Selinger says a bill now before the legislature is the broadest in Ca...
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.
So far the issue of veterans' homelessness however has flown below the radar. A professor at Western University has now conducted 48 interviews with homeless veterans in various Canadian cities. Her findings suggest the cause of this social issue is not PTSD, but alcoholism and addiction.