PTSD

Photograph of three soldiers from Queen's Own Rifles during World War II in Amersfoort, Netherlands. (Courtesy of Irene Martin)

My uncle was affable, charming and well-read. But the losses at Normandy tormented him.

’For years, he kept records of platoon members he knew had survived the war. When the new phone book came out, he would check to see if they were still alive. But he never contacted them.’
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How to prevent PTSD after mass violence

Social support has repeatedly been shown to be one of the strongest protective factors against development of PTSD following highly traumatic events
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PTSD sufferer Medric Cousineau on how a service dog saved his life

Medric Cousineau is angry over Ottawa’s refusal to treat service dogs for PTSD sufferers the same as for other injured former soldiers.
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Service dogs help veterans with PTSD. Why won’t Ottawa?

’This is just basic discrimination,’ says one vet, angry over Ottawa’s refusal to treat service dogs for PTSD sufferers the same as for other injured former soldiers.
A portrait of Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire. (Photograph by Roger Lemoyne)

Inside Roméo Dallaire’s ongoing battle with PTSD

From 2016: Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire’s raw and emotionally devastating memoir lays bare his own inner torment
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PTSD and the loneliness of coming home

Author Sebastian Junger asks what if PTSD is located not in the trauma of combat, but in the transition back to modern life?
in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  Amber Bracken

Uncommon bonds: The friendship of Lindhout, Khadr and Harper

How horrific personal tragedies drew three suffering Canadians—Amanda Lindhout, Omar Khadr, and Rinelle Harper—into a close, unlikely kinship
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Could ecstasy be a potential treatment for PTSD?

The first clinical trial in Canada is under way to test whether the party drug could be part of a treatment for those with PTSD
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Judging mental pain

More and more people are turning to the courts for payback for anguish
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Need to know: Money alone cannot address military mental health

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson lauds the government’s funding for troubled soldiers