IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, PLEASE CALL 911, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CRISIS CENTRE OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL.
YOU MATTER AND YOUR LIFE MATTERS!
If you live in Canada and you're looking to speak with a therapist, we strongly encourage that you visit the Badge of life Canada website where you will be able to find a specialist in your area. Simply click on www.badgeoflifecanada.org , find "Therapists" in the menu, select the subtitle "Therapists across Canada" and select your Province or Territory for a list of qualified specialists.
Another great resource for individuals living in Edmonton, Alberta is the Spiral Phoenix Trauma Institute. Please visit www.spiralphoenix.org for more information.
If you are a Military Veteran or a First Responder and you are interested in a service dog, we recommend to visit the Courageous Companions, visit them at www.courageouscompanions.ca.
If you are interested in literature pertaining to occupational stress injuries, we recommend this autobiographical memoir by the creator and founder of the War Horse Awareness Foundation, Deanna Lennox.
An unflinching portrayal how one idealistic young RCMP officer battled her way through job-induced trauma, anger and disillusionment by turning to horses and how her path to healing helped her reach out to other first responders.
As a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Deanna Lennox has over 16 years of service in law enforcement. After struggling with depression following a career ending injury, Deanna was able to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with her injury and with the traumatic events she encountered throughout her career. In 2013, Deanna made the decision to discharge from the RCMP. She has written a book about her experiences published in 2014 by HarperCollins Publishing Canada.
In an effort to help others struggling with occupational stress injuries she created the War Horse Awareness Foundation. The War Horse Awareness Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping frontline service providers and their families live the lives they deserve to live.
The War Horse Awareness Foundation offers unique equine-assisted programs for frontline service providers and their families that address operational stress injuries. These programs have been in existence for several years and have shown to be highly successful in helping frontline service providers deal with these specific issues. These equine-based programs are exceptional and very effective; however, the organization is committed to getting frontline service providers and their families connected with the resources and programs that best suit their individual and collective needs.