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Stigma of Mental Illness


NAFFVN has reviewed this video and invites those who have been affected by being "Stigmatized" in the Fire Service or as a First Responder in Law Enforcement, EMS or the Military to take the "time out to listen to the music and to follow the words" of the author. This is a vital video which delves into the "Stigma" of Mental Illness. After being invited by the government of Canada to the World Conference on Stigma and Mental Health in the Workplace held in Ottawa Canada in June of 2012

I can say that there are changes due and changes on the horizon for the work place inclusive of PTSD understanding and coverage as a work related injury.

Check out our web site for the recent updates regarding PTSD Presumptive Coverage from the Workers Compensation Board directly targeted at First Responders on the front lines from Premier Alison Redford of the Government of Alberta Canada.

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Everyone should view this.


Removing The Stigma of Mental Illness

Dr de Blois uses Mindfullness Training along with Equine Assisted the link below to view her web site and view her extensive credentials. She is a highly certified Trauma Informed Clinician.

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Station House’s residential program is designed to help first responders overcome substance addiction. The program is exclusive to first responders.

“If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath—a wolf.



They can help you get back to the job or to a new beginning and quality of life with the tools necessary to master critical incident stress.



Stephanie Conn, Registered Clinical Counsellor, R.C.C., specializing in issues affecting emergency services personnel. Former law enforcement officer and CISM peer support.  Vancouver B.C.


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