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Wounded Warriors Canada

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health service provider that utilizes clinical best practices and evidence-based care to create an environment of compassion, resiliency and hope for our Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Their team of accredited professionals provides a range of group-based therapy programs benefiting  individuals, couples and children affected by the impacts of operational stress injuries.

Adapted from: www.woundedwarriors.ca

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Renascent

Renascent has been a national leader in abstinence-based treatment since 1970. They are one of the largest residential treatment providers in Ontario, offering gender-specific treatment in one of four centres in Toronto and Durham region, using evidence-based treatment with proven outcomes.

As one of Canada’s largest abstinence-based treatment providers for substance use disorders including drugs, alcohol, and food, they offer evidence-based, trauma-informed care that addresses concurrent mental health issues. Their abstinence-based model integrates 12-step facilitation with other best practices in clinical and medical approaches. This foundation is augmented by a wide range of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioural techniques, reality therapy, person-centred therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness principles, and art therapy. By

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Bellwood Health Services

Bellwood has been treating addiction and related mental health disorders for over 30 years. Their abstinence-based treatment model is rooted in the work of their co-founder, Dr. Gordon Bell; a pioneer in the treatment of addiction in Canada. Bellwood as an addiction treatment rehab centre is defined by their long-standing experience, combined with our commitment to excellent patient care.

Inpatient treatment is available for alcohol and drug addiction, problem gambling, sexual addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and PTSD in a variety of locations. Our on-site capabilities include detox for drug addiction, behavioural addiction, specialized treatment for hidden problems, personalized care programs, nutritional guidance, supervised physical fitness, and recovery monitoring. Treatment

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Homewood Health Centre

For more than 135 years, the Homewood Health Centre has been a cornerstone of Canadian mental health and addiction treatment. Located in Guelph, Ontario, the Homewood Health Centre is one of the largest mental health and addiction facilities in Canada. It is unique in Canadian healthcare serving as a specialized provincial and national resource.

All programs through Homewood deliver care through a multidisciplinary team. Each discipline—including psychology, nursing, social work, and other therapies—has a leader to monitor standards of practice and also ensure that their professional college standards are always met. Homewood follows rigorous processes that result in the highest standards in quality care.

While Homewood offers numerous residential programs, including programs

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Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres

Trafalgar provides addiction treatment in residential settings that are serene and homelike. Each of their treatment centres adheres to guiding principles providing a comprehensive treatment protocol. Core to all programming at Trafalgar is the focus on treating the underlying mental health issues fuelling the addiction.

The Trafalgar team of accredited professionals have many years of clinical and research experience, culminating in offering the very best in treatment.

They have a highly trained and experienced team of professionals ready to provide customized therapeutic addiction treatment for the abuse of substances or processes. This includes alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, methamphetamines, heroin, and process addictions such as gambling and sex addiction. They also focus

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The Stable Grounds

The Stable Grounds Inc. is a privately owned and operated therapy centre, providing day and residential programs for 1-3 months for current or retired Public Safety Officers (Fire, EMS, Police, Parole/Probation officers +) and Veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), anxiety, depression and more.

TSG offers a range of treatment options and focused care in a sprawling, yet intimate farm setting. TSG believes that their residential programs provide comprehensive treatment that improves recovery times, and allows guests to work through the healing journey without interruption and with ongoing support. They recognize the importance of helping those who provide essential services to others and offer priority treatment to support

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Project Trauma Support

Project Trauma Support is a new Canadian program that addresses Post Traumatic Stress and Operational Stress Injury in military personnel, veterans and first responders.

This program promotes connection and honours uniformed professionals and correctional officers by promoting time-tested values and unconditional acceptance. In doing so, the program helps participants transition from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth.

The PTS team consists of physicians with experience in mental health counselling as well as lived experience with military and emergency medicine.

Their goal is to provide timely access and deliver effective help to those suffering from service related trauma. They aim to support participants to minimize their distress and help them to remain active and

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Suicidal Ideation

What is Suicidal Ideation?

Suicide continues to be a growing presence in our society. People who want to end their lives typically do so because they don’t feel they have any other choice. They feel desperation, an overwhelming, constant emotional pain, and a belief that their life has no worth. People die by suicide because of a variety of reasons. Severe depression, psychosis (e.g., delusion or hallucination prompts self-destructive tendencies), substance abuse, and terminal illness are some of the common reasons why people may wish to end their lives.

There are many causes for suicidal ideation, including our genes and biological make-up, environmental factors, childhood developmental issues, and trauma. Suicide claims more

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Stress

What is Stress?

Traditionally, stress is our body’s reaction to a real or perceived threat. The stress prompts us to fight or flee, getting us out of immediate danger. However, in our Western society, stress is more of a daily occurrence that comes up for a variety of reasons, and are not typically things that can be fought against or from which we can run.

For uniformed professionals, such as first responders, military personnel, and emergency service personnel, one’s occupation may be stressful due to the regular (and sometimes daily) exposure to traumatic events, competing priorities on short timelines, and being in a position that is relied upon by society.

Whether we have

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Sleep Disorders

What are Sleep Disorders?

Everyone experiences problems sleeping every once in a while. Normal sleep disruptions can come on for a variety of reasons, including excitement, anxiety, preoccupation, feelings of stress, teeth grinding, or night terrors. While you may lose a night or two of solid sleep, typically these normal sleep disturbances resolve themselves in a short amount of time.

However, sometimes sleep disturbances are not quickly resolved. A lack of regular sleep can affect every aspect of your life, including your communication and relationships with others, your concentration, decision making, school or work responsibilities, and daily functioning. Furthermore, a lack of sleep can create significant emotional upheaval, including increased irritability, agitation,

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