Tomorrow, November 11, is Remembrance Day, a day where Canadians pay respect to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our country’s freedom.
On this day we remember those who lost their lives and have suffered injury and/or illness fighting for our country. One of the largest illnesses afflicting our veterans is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is estimated that, in the military, one in six are reported to experience PTSD as a result of their service. The following article care of Global News discusses how for those who suffer from PTSD, Remembrance Day can be one of the most difficult.
Learn more about PTSD: its causes, symptoms and treatment strategies in our post PTSD and Occupational Therapy.