Have you been working from home for the last 20+ months? Are you now heading back into the office? This can create stress and anxiety after such a long time away. This brief interview I gave on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg presents some techniques that can help make your transition back into the office a bit easier.
Highlighting Occupational Stress
In the past few years, I have had the great honour of working with many first responders; men and women in uniform, paramedics, and veterans who have dedicated their lives and careers to be the first in action during emergencies, crises, calamities, and all other calls of duty.
I have had the honor of working with firefighters, paramedics, police, RCMP, as well as members of the Canadian Forces.
The common denominator to my work with these amazing individuals has been that their high-risk careers at times lead to occupational stress and injury that manifests in post-traumatic stress, trauma, as well as anxious and depression symptoms.
The purpose of this blog is twofold.
Firstly, is to encourage our beloved responders to reach out for mental health services whenever these services are available or accessible to them.
Secondly, is to urge the first responder employers to prioritize two issues impacting responders:
a) Stigma surrounding mental health
b) Expanding supports to members early before full-blown mental health crises arise
To our responders, we honour your service and appreciate your dedication and commitment. THANK YOU!
‘Where is their soul?’ Inside the failed push to make Catholic Church pay for its residential school abuses (CBC News)
Here is a CBC News article from June 29, 2021 that I wanted to share with you regarding the Catholic Church’s failure to pay restitution for its residential school abuses.
Mental Health Virtual Therapy
Caring for your mental health is important during COVID-19. As of October 2020, all Manitobans aged 16 and over can access two free telephone counseling sessions. Click the link below for more information and to get started.
Managing negative thoughts
We are in the second half of 2020, but so much has happened already in our world from pandemics, extreme weather, protests the list goes on and on, that it feels so tiring at times.I hope this article below will be helpful in coping with these stressful times through managing our thoughts.
Winnipeg women’s shelter warns public of fake concert promotion
Please see this CBC news article regarding a scam portraying itself as a Winnipeg women’s shelter.
Prescription Drug Take Back
Here in some information on what happens during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the United States.
What is EMDR therapy?
You may be asking yourself, “What is EMDR therapy?” This brochure explains it very well.