Play about PTSDKILL ZONE A LOVE STORY will run at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax from June 12 – June 16, 2013 https://flavors.me/heattheatre#601/tumblr
New Veterans Charter
Saying it had to modernize to reflect the new, unwrinkled face of the Canadian veteran, the federal government revamped legislation governing benefits for retiring and disabled soldiers in 2006. The New Veterans Charter, introduced by the Liberals under Paul Martin, backed by all parties and passed by the newly elected Harper Conservatives, was designed to meet the complex needs of veterans from the war in Afghanistan.
Young soldiers didn't want to sit at home, waiting for a cheque in the mail, reasoned the government. They wanted work in civilian society and to live fulfilled lives. The Veterans Charter would provide that by offering improved counselling, vocational training and one-on-one case management.
Veterans at the time warned that the new charter would drastically cut disability payments at a time when thousands were coming home wounded from Afghanistan. The changes, critics said, were all about saving the government millions at the expense of soldiers permanently disabled in the line of duty. As it turned out, these CRITICS WERE CORRECT.
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Afghanistan Mission Stats
•39,558 Number of Canadian Afghan veterans (defined by having spent 30 or more days in-country)
•4,181 Number of veterans receiving disability benefits whose disabilities are directly related to their service in the Afghanistan mission, as of Dec. 31, 2011.
•40 Number of veterans who did five tours
•3,680 Number of female Afghan veterans (9.3 per cent of total)
•338 Approximate number of female veterans receiving disability benefits directly related to service in Afghanistan
•158 Number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
•82 Number of dead who were from rural communities
•579 Number of veterans with injuries related to service in Afghanistan from Edmonton, the highest of any single city
•63 Percentage of veterans who were married or in common-law relationships
•635 Number of Canadian soldiers wounded in action in Afghanistan between 2001-2011
•1,412 Number of Canadian soldiers injured in non-battle situations in Afghanistan between 2001-2011
•8 Estimated percentage of Canadian soldiers suffering Afghanistan-related PTSD
•5.2 Estimated percentage of Canadian soldiers suffering other Afghanistan-related mental health issues
Department of National Defence, Library of Parliament, Veterans Affairs Canada, Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
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Bonnie Toews is a former business journalist reporting for logistics and private security magazines and now a novelist, speaks out for the victims of genocide and war, from the peacekeepers and coalition forces trying to save suppressed peoples to the children and innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of opposing powers, ideologies and cultures. Current writing "Trilogy in Treason." Member of Military Writers Society of America, American Authors Association and ACFW.
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International Co-operation Exposing Disabling Toxic Effects of Anti-Malarial Mefloquine (Lariam) Drug
Missing 2004 IL10-2004-007 Recovered — Details Long-Term Health Effects from Malarial Mefloquine Drug — Also Roche Report from Australia Lists Disabling Toxic Effects. Ellen Duncan, wife of Maj. General Alastar Duncan in Britain, has sent me these documents but I … Continue reading →
As more and more people are growing alarmed, we’re also seeing increasing advocacy for those suffering long-term from the toxic effects of mefloquine or Lariam as the preferred anti-malaria drug used by our military for more than 25 years. What a … Continue reading →
The 29th Lieutenant Governor of Canada, the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, welcomed Canadian veteran Paul Nichols at the Aurora branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, today–Aug. 9, 2015–in this special National Peacekeeping Day event. Paul is making a cross-country ride on … Continue reading →
Getting help for veterans and citizens suffering from the adverse effects of mefloquine or Lariam is the government’s responsibility to right the suffering its mandatory position has caused. Continue reading →
We now have expert confirmation of the horrors so many are suffering from the after effects of the anti-malaria drug, mefloquine or Lariam. If you go to Dr. Nevin’s web site, you can download the chapter in pdf format. http://www.RemingtonNevin.com/site/publications.html … Continue reading →
Another resource for veterans suffering from PTSD. This Alliston Workshop in Ontario on Saturday, July 12, 2014 is not government-endorsed, but your local legions are promoting it. For early bird enquiries or appointments call Sandra at (705) 733-8284 or visit … Continue reading →
Harper Government can no longer deny the toxicity of the anti-malaria drug mefloquine (Lariam) mimick PTSD in the breakdown of serving forces’ and veterans’ mental health.
Dr. Remington Nevin has been working tirelessly to prove how the anti-malaria drug mefloquine (Lariam) has contributed to the mental breakdown of serving military members and veterans posted to areas where malaria is prevalent, in particular parts of Africa including … Continue reading →
Coming Back Home and A Veteran’s Point-of-View blogs to carry on PTSD Forum as HOMECOMING VETS website retires
I was standing on the Waverley Bridge at Bowmanville, Ontario, on the Highway of Heroes as the military funeral procession passed underneath and thought, “At last Canadians are recognizing the sacrifices our military make,” and then wondered, “What about the living? … Continue reading →
PTSD FORUM Dr. Dee carries on in answer to your comments. BONNIE ___________________________ Hi again! I’d like to start off today by sending out a big “thank you” to everyone who has contributed to … Continue reading →
PTSD FORUM Dr. Dee Rajska is back to continue with her contributions to this forum about PTSD. Please remember that, for the benefit of everyone, we need to keep comments or questions focused on the post itself. Thanks. BONNIE … Continue reading →