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Trauma on the job: No shame in asking for help

by Donna Ferguson, Psychologist with the WSIB Psychological Trauma Program

Military suicides and stories of police or paramedics suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have increasingly become front-page news.

But behind the headlines, the suffering of those who come home from war zones or have treated a young child injured in a car accident only to have them die, is seen as taboo.

Despite their tough professional exteriors, these individuals carry scars which cannot be seen.

While the awareness of PTSD has increased, seeking treatment is not often an easy path for those who wrestle with recurring nightmares, avoidance and overall anxiety as a result of the trauma they faced on the job.

And one of the greatest barriers to treatment is shame.

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Calling all young artists! Help advocate for LGBT inclusion

by Janet Mawhinney, Director of Community Engagement at CAMH

Are you an artistic young person that believes in inclusion for all people – regardless of sexual or gender orientation? Do you celebrate diversity?

You’re invited to submit your art by April 25, 2014 – as part of the 4th Wall Youth Solidarity project, a joint project of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and WorldPride 2014 Toronto.

Why we like the Youth Solidarity Project

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Confessions of a Shy Girl – NOT!

Helen has struggled with social anxiety as long as she can remember. Through the support of her family, friends and technology, the 23 year old is finding her voice. Read more

CAMH is Celebrating Bell Let’s Talk Day

Whether it’s texting on a phone or talking in person, starting conversations about mental illness is the aim of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28. Across the country, people will take to their phones and social media accounts to raise money and make a statement about the importance of mental health to Canadians. And CAMH is part of that conversation. Check out this video to hear what CAMH will be taking about on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Read more

Stay safe with these ten party-hosting tips

The holiday season is a time of celebration, and you may be planning to host a get-together with family and friends. CAMH has developed ten tips* for hosting a party, to help keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season. Read more

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