There are reasonable resources that said geo dependant ie Petawawa is very busy
Fam Resource Centres Call in help lines OSSIS that said there is a real lack of trust with the troops
Good afternoon all, Mercedes here!
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STIGMA in a word I was asked to leave my res unit because I was so open on MH
Nicole - that is an important point. PTSD does not just affect the person who has returned home, it has an impact on the entire family.
Spouses can reach out to family resource centres again there is the Stigma issue also not wanting to out there loved one. We need a arms length system the troops and family trust
While i know this is Q and A can i post a thought to help families cope with this/
I am not suggesting we hold on to them I am suggesting security and dignity
Thanks everyone for participating. Our live chats usually run 30 minutes but this one has been very popular.
Chris, Wayne, Mercedes - last thoughts and any links/resources you'd like to put here?
This is an issue we plan to stay on top of at CTV, so we would love to continue to hear from vets, soldiers and family members about your experiences and your needs.
Families are also casualties severe like their loved one
Wayne, Chris, Mercedes & everyone who joined online - thank you for participating and joining the conversation.