THE MEDICINE WHEEL:
The Nursing Clinic located at the Judith Fisher Centre.
Email address: LasquetiHealthCentre@gmail.com
Nurse: Dianne McClure RN/MN
Cell: 250-240-5712 | Home: 250-752-7419
Clinic phone (during clinic hours): 250-333-8891
Hours: Drop in Thursday from 11:00am – 3:00pm September/October 2018
If any one has a health related topic that they would like to see in the Medicine Wheel feel free to email me your suggestions at: email@example.com
This month I am going to briefly address a topic I have written about in the past. As it is an important subject I think it is worth revisiting it.
“Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence. First Responders are at least twice as likely to suffer from PTSD”. There are resources on line that address prevention, intervention and recovery from PTSD. One such resource is www.firstrepsondersfirst.ca
Hugs may not be cures…but they help! Hug a first responder today!