6 months, 23 first responder suicides – what are we doing to help?

October 25th, 2014|Blog, Featured|

TORONTO –Twenty-three first responders across Canada – police officers, firefighters, paramedics, soldiers and corrections officers – have killed themselves since April, according to a foundation that’s made its mission to work with emergency personnel around mental health. Seventeen of those 23 lived in Ontario, says Vince Savoia, founder of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust. One [...]

What We Do

May 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured|

Not only do First Responders regularly sacrifice their health and well-being on behalf of public safety, but they are subjected to professional stressors that can be overpowering to them and their families, ultimately setting them up for dysfunction and failure. The end results are staggering… Divorce rates at some Departments are as high as 84% [...]


May 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured|

As members of different organizations and professions, we experience trauma in unique ways because our roles are often different. However, the effect of trauma manifests itself in very similar ways. An operational stress injury (OSI) is any ongoing psychological difficutly that has arisen from duties performed during military, emergency, fire or police service. Operational stress [...]