Calgarians walk for veterans to raise awareness about PTSD: ‘It’s not a disability’

About 100 people walked alongside veterans on the North Glenmore Park pathway in Calgary on Saturday morning to raise awareness about PTSD and suicide. “What we’re trying to do with the walk for veterans is to help the public meet…

Toronto police release mental health and addiction strategy

October 7 2019 6:17pm After three years of planning, Toronto police have released a strategy targeted at improving interactions with the community while helping those on the frontline deal with mental health issues. Shallima Maharaj reports. ‘ }); } else…

Lethbridge Corridor Victim Services dog receives provincial recognition for work with victims of crime or tragedy

It’s not for the faint of heart — working with victim services can be demanding and draining, but also rewarding. Adonus Arlett spends her time assisting victims of tragedy or crime as they navigate the justice system, but she says…

Over a third of youths in Fort McMurray show signs of PTSD in wake of 2016 wildfire disaster: researchers

An analysis of a survey of thousands of youths in Fort McMurray has found that 37 per cent of those who responded have met criteria for possible post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the 2016 wildfire emergency that…

Calgary-area military veteran joins motorbike ride to support PTSD sufferers

August 15 2019 5:33pm If you’ve been on a bit of a rough ride, it’s nice to get the chance to help others heading down the same road. That’s what a Calgary-area man will be up this weekend, hitting the…

Suicide of Quebec provincial police officer a reminder of job’s mental toll

The suicide of a Quebec provincial police officer is sending shockwaves through police forces across the country and reminding people of the mental toll the job can take. Sûreté du Québec officer Patrick Bigras was found dead at his home…

Montreal program aimed at ending homelessness for veterans gets federal funding

Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission was awarded $890,000 by the federal government to help get homeless veterans of the street. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay made the announcement in Montreal on Monday. The funds will allow the mission to continue its…