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Communities for Veterans cross-country ride arrives in Ontario on our National Peacekeeping Day


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

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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

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Series: A Veteran’s Point of View on PTSD or OSI. Part 3


  In this posting, Robert Simpson explains how he began his support group and lays down the groundwork for setting up peer support that works for both veterans /military/police and their families. BONNIE ___________ HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR SUPPORT GROUP This … Continue reading

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Series: A Veteran’s Point of View on PTSD or OSI. Part 2


Robert Simpson is contributing the veteran’s experience with PTSD and his efforts to help himself heal. This is his second contribution to this series. BONNIE THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE by Robert Simpson I want to review an old … Continue reading

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PTSD FORUM: First Session with Dr. Dee Rajska


 PTSD FORUM Today we begin with a contribution from Dr. Dee Rajska. Our focus on this forum is to help veterans suffering from PTSD learn 1) how to cope with this condition on their own and 2) how to guide … Continue reading

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PTSD FORUM: First Session with Mary K. Armstrong


PTSD FORUM Mary K. Armstrong leads with her post in our first session in our PTSD FORUM. She is part of a team of professionals I am inviting to help our veterans suffering from PTSD. These veterans are forced to learn methods of self-help because of … Continue reading

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New focus for Homecoming Vets to meet PTSD needs


The number of veterans and currently serving military are more plagued with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder now that the Afghanistan War is being closed down for Americans and Canadians. In Canada, the lack of empathy within the military services … Continue reading

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New Series: A Veteran’s Point of View on PTSD or OSI


In this new series, Veteran Robert Simpson represents all military people who are suffering/coping with post-traumatic stress disorder or the more modern term operational stress injury. His intent is to help you face it and understand that there is government … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Hope for 2013


Kenneth H. Young CD has written many times for Homecoming Vets and I am reposting his New Year’s Message for all to read. Thank you, Ken, for your steadfast love and support of your brothers and sisters, and your stalwart … Continue reading

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You Tube presentation of media interview shows how anti-malaria drug damages the brain.


I would like to remind veterans that when Mike, Jeff or I ask for veteran volunteers to speak to the media, it is because we are looking for the truest and broadest information to be presented. Below is a comment … Continue reading

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