Sunday, 9 March 2014

PTSD affects at least 24% of emergency services crews in Canada

Published on 24 Feb 2014

 A group of PTSD survivors agreed to share their stories with us to help raise awareness and promote our upcoming cross-Canada PTSD-awareness tour. We showed this video for the first time at our media launch on February 20th, 2014 and two of the video's participants, Jon Carson and Annette Hunter were featured on City TV.


Beginning on May 1, 2014, The Tema Conter Memorial Trust will begin a two-month cross-Canada PTSD awareness tour, named The 2014 Heroes Are Human Tour. With the help of local correctional, emergency services, and military organizations, TEMA will host a two-hour community-based educational event in 48 towns and cities across the country. Speakers will discuss their personal experiences in dealing with operational stress injuries, and various celebrities will be in attendance (in select cities only). These events will be open to anyone who is interested in learning more about operational stress injuries, and will be free of charge. Frontline correctional, emergency services, and military personnel are welcome. We also encourage family members and friends, mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, and human resources professionals to attend.

Please visit their 2014 Heroes Tourwebsite for more information.

1 comment:

Christine said...

nice tribute. I helped my son do a school project on this topic last year, it raised my awareness.