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Increasing reports of PTSD a sign of progress, claims senior DND official

Maj.-Gen. David Millar tells House National Defence Committee that increased reports of PTSD show the military is ‘de-mystifying the stigma’ of mental illness.


Members of the House National Defence Committee, pictured on March 4 in the East Block. The committee heard from top military brass who told them that more reported cases of PTSD are a sign that the stigma around mental illness is weakening. Some questioned whether the military Universality of Service policy is only making the situation worse. The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

The increasing number of Canadian Armed Forces members reporting post-traumatic stress disorder shows that the military is making progress in “de-mystifying the stigma” around mental illness, says Major General David Millar, CAF chief of military personnel.

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Increasing reports of PTSD a sign of progress, claims senior DND official

Maj.-Gen. David Millar tells House National Defence Committee that increased reports of PTSD show the military is ‘de-mystifying the stigma’ of mental illness.


Members of the House National Defence Committee, pictured on March 4 in the East Block. The committee heard from top military brass who told them that more reported cases of PTSD are a sign that the stigma around mental illness is weakening. Some questioned whether the military Universality of Service policy is only making the situation worse. The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

The increasing number of Canadian Armed Forces members reporting post-traumatic stress disorder shows that the military is making progress in “de-mystifying the stigma” around mental illness, says Major General David Millar, CAF chief of military personnel.

  
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

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The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
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First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
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Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
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Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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