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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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Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

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NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

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Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

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Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

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An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

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More police arrive on Wellington Street.

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RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

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Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

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The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

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Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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