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Wounded Warriors runners arrive in Port Alberni during an awreness event on March 3, 2022. The organization offers support programs for veterans, first responders and their families. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Course aims to fill gap by training therapists on needs of veterans, first responders

Many front-line workers say the practices of conventional therapists aren’t working for them

 

Whalley Legion’s temporary home off 108 Avenue is now closed until a February move to the Lark Group’s $312M Legion Veterans Village tower, pictured in the distance. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s ‘unique’ new Veterans Legion Village tower project set to open in February

‘Everyone has been unrelenting in their support and focus to make it all work,’ project lead says

 

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Surrey man wants to run fastest across Canada for mental health, ‘like what Terry Fox did for cancer’

Ultramarathoner Sachin Latti was drenched during this year’s ‘Run to Remember,’ for Honour House

 

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
A group of Canadian veterans headed to the mountains of Whistler Saturday (Aug. 27) for a hike drawing attention to chronic pain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Veterans seek adventure in Whistler to bring awareness to chronic pain

12 veterans helicoptered to Whistler peak Saturday (Aug. 27) for 7 km hike

  • Aug 29, 2022
A group of Canadian veterans headed to the mountains of Whistler Saturday (Aug. 27) for a hike drawing attention to chronic pain. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
Long-time B.C. paramedic Jeff Smith stands beside his former colleague Shelley O’Rourke. Smith has partnered up with health care professionals and first responders to launch a non-profit aimed at helping first responders who suffer from PTSD. (Submitted photo)

Paramedic with PTSD launches new mental health tool for first responders

Former B.C. paramedic Jeff Smith says the detachment technique saved his life

Long-time B.C. paramedic Jeff Smith stands beside his former colleague Shelley O’Rourke. Smith has partnered up with health care professionals and first responders to launch a non-profit aimed at helping first responders who suffer from PTSD. (Submitted photo)
Sachin Latti hands Legion representatives a cheque for $20,900 in Cloverdale Dec. 16. (Photo submitted: Bryan Lutz, Royal Canadian Legion)

Canada Border Services Agency officer raises more than $20K for B.C. Legion

Money to be used to support vets suffering from PTSD

Sachin Latti hands Legion representatives a cheque for $20,900 in Cloverdale Dec. 16. (Photo submitted: Bryan Lutz, Royal Canadian Legion)
Construction is well underway at Surrey’s Legion Veterans Village in the city centre. (Submitted photo)

‘Remarkable’ progress on Surrey’s $312M Legion Veterans Village

Leadership team for Centre of Excellence revealed

Construction is well underway at Surrey’s Legion Veterans Village in the city centre. (Submitted photo)
Chris Ellis’ family and friends gave his home a makeover while the former RCMP officer was away getting treatment for PTSD. (Submitted)

Friends do ‘amazing’ home makeover for retired police officer

Pitt Meadows RCMP veteran was away getting treatment for PTSD

Chris Ellis’ family and friends gave his home a makeover while the former RCMP officer was away getting treatment for PTSD. (Submitted)
Const. Robert Vroom. Contributed photo

Maple Ridge woman fights WorkSafe BC over police widow’s pension

Dalila Vroom says husband, Const. Rob Vroom, died as a result of PTSD from time with Abbotsford PD

Const. Robert Vroom. Contributed photo
Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)

Victoria veteran begs people to please not touch his service dog

Members of the public are often unaware of proper service dog etiquette

Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)
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