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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.

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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 than 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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Helping Someone With PTSD

When someone you care about suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, it can be overwhelming. But with these steps, you can help your loved one move on with their life.

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A Guide For Families

It’s important for families to understand what mental health is, how to identify the early signs and symptoms of those who are struggling with their mental health, and how to access resources to support their loved ones.

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Family Support Groups

Badge of Life Canada’s list of family support groups.

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Frontline Family Support Committee

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

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The Working Mind

The Working Mind First Responders Family Package is a companion piece to The Working Mind First Responders (TWMFR) program. 

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