Government Announces New PTSD Strategy for First Responders

The government of Ontario has announced a new strategy to help prevent and mitigate the risk of PTSD amongst first responders. The new strategy includes a a range of initiatives including:

  • An online toolkit with PTSD resources for first responders
  • Funding for research that supports the prevention of PTSD
  • An annual summit hosted by the Minister of Labour to high best-practices for dealing with PTSD
  • An ad campaign to raise awareness about PTSD amongst first responders and their families

For more:

Government of Ontario: Ontario Announces New PTSD Strategy for First Responders 

Ministry of Labour: Summit on Work-Releated Traumatic Mental Stress-Summary Report 

 

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