So, you are interested in Safehouse’s weekend Cottage Giveaway. Here are some important details. The Prize A weekend stay at a cottage NEAR but not in Bon Echo Provincial Park. The cottage sleeps 6. No pets.[…]

You may have noticed that we haven’t been posting as diligently as we normally do. That’s because we have been working full tilt on implementing Safehouse. I can’t say too much right now, but we have a[…]

I hate to admit it to you all, but some days (most days) I’m faking it all. And the only reason I’m having guilt about telling this to the public is that I feel bad for those[…]

  Warning: Portions of this post may be triggering for some. Mentions suicide.       So, I met my new therapist yesterday. I really don’t know what to think about him yet. He is a psychiatrist[…]

Treatment can be a controversial topic as many individuals have differing views. What works for one person may not work for another and the word treatment itself, well it does not always agree with people in general.[…]

Warning: Portions of this post may be triggering for some. Mentions violence, death, and suicide.           I take it with me wherever I go. The red blanket. It is a small 4’x5′ patch[…]

Trauma-Informed Care is a relatively recent concept that is growing in acceptance. In contrast to other kinds of care, it starts with the assumption that the person receiving care (counseling, therapeutic, medical, etc.) has experienced trauma. Therefore,[…]

I had a different article planned for today, but a couple of things have happened in the last couple of days that hit home and I wanted to write about these. Michelle Carter was found guilty of[…]

As I wrote previously, one of Jamie MacWhirter’s triggers is getting stuck behind a slow driver. This is not surprising as he served a tour in Afghanistan as a truck driver with the 1st Service Battalion, and being[…]

We have been talking a lot about peer support, its benefits and what it can look like. The Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada work in partnership to deliver Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS). The[…]

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