March 22 2019 12:32pm

Kawartha Lakes first responders discuss PTSD

City of Kawartha Lakes Fre Services hosted a public event Thursday night to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among first responders.

Held at the Victoria Park Armoury, the event was attended by emergency responders, correctional services staff, 911 dispatchers military personel and their families.

The session discussed work-related PTSD and how to best address mental health issues.

Emceed by Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale, the discussion featured a number of guest speakers including Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty whose private members bill C-211 passed last summer to create a new federal strategy to address PTSD.

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