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Family & Friends

What is PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder and can cause upsetting and unwanted physical and emotional reactions in people who have experienced a frightening or unexpected event. Click the link below for a guide that will help PTSD patients and their families understand the disorder and what can be done to manage it.

Supporting A Loved One

When someone you love has been diagnosed with a mental illness, you feel a mixture of emotions. Concern, compassion, disbelief, anger, relief, anxiety, grief, love, guilt ... any and all of these emotions are understandable and normal.

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Hope and Healing After Suicide

This is a practical guide to help you through... the first few moments then the first few hours then the first few days then the first few years ...after the suicide of someone close to you.

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Frontline Family Support Committee

Peer-led committee dedicated to connecting resources, supports and advocacy for family and friends of frontline workers.