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Aftermath Association creates alternative way to combat PTSDNew and improved mental health services just announcedPreventing suicide through storytellingProgram brings veterans together to deal and heal operational stress injuries  Community thanks Veterans with locally grown produce 

Aftermath Association creates alternative way to combat PTSD

Camp Aftermath, the Aftermath Association’s first project, plans to combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by completing humanitarian projects for two weeks in Costa Rica, with a mental health expert and a team of volunteers. The camp is open to both military Veterans and First Responders. “We go for two weeks, and we assist charities there. We...
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New and improved mental health services just announced

On behalf of Defence Minister, Harjit S. Sajjan, Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced new and improved access to mental health services for military families are now in place. “We are extremely happy to host this morning’s announcement. As part of the extended defence team,...
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Preventing suicide through storytelling

During a Thanksgiving dinner in 2015, Veterans Connect Canada (VCC) was born. The idea was, and still is, for veterans to help other veterans who are struggling with PTSI, OSI’s and other mental health issues, through the power of storytelling. “We’ve been using story telling of veterans in recovery to reach out to those who haven’t...
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Program brings veterans together to deal and heal operational stress injuries  

The Veterans Transition Network is changing things up for veterans and RCMP when it comes to therapy for operational stress injuries (OSI). The 10-day treatment program brings veterans together with others experiencing the same trauma in a group setting. “When they’re able to come together in that way, with specially trained clinicians that are not only...
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Community thanks Veterans with locally grown produce 

What started as a way to help with her own mental health, Lyndsay Robins, found a way to help veterans and thank them for their service.  Through gardening, she created Produce for Veterans (changing the name to Produce for Heroes) to provide veterans and active members with fresh produce. "I found it really helped and then...
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