Feds give funding for PTSD
Mood Disorders Society of Canada receiving $ 741,000 to help those suffering
QUINTE WEST — The federal government is lending its support to Canadian Armed Forces personnel dealing with mental health issues and post traumatic stress disorder.
Friday, at the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced Mood Disorders Society of Canada ( MDSC) will receive $ 741,620 in funding, over three years, from the Veteran and Family Well- Being Fund, to support the development of Project Trauma Support.
Ellis congratulated MDSC on being selected as one of 21 organizations to receive funding in 2018 from the Veteran and Family WellBeing Fund.
“Mood Disorders Society of Canada has long been one of our country’s strongest advocates for mental health research and support services. The funding for Project Trauma Support program will help another 96 Canadian Armed Forces veterans to access specialized care to support their mental health and personal wellbeing,” said Ellis. “It’s important for the men and women who have served in our community, a lot of them are suffering and this money will go toward programming with an organization that specializes in treating post- traumatic stress disorder.”
Project Trauma Support is a project organized and run by the MDSC. It is a community- based residential program which supports a multidisciplinary approach to treating post- traumatic stress disorder.
The Veteran and Family WellBeing Fund is a resource for organizations focusing or working on research, or initiatives and projects tailored to improve the well- being of veterans and their families. The fund was designed to support the creation of innovative services, supports and projects that enable veterans to make successful transitions to post- service life. The fund is part of the new supports and benefits in the 2017 federal budget that are focused on improving the well- being of veterans and their families. The fund will distribute $ 3 million annually to organizations across Canada.
“Mood Disorders Society of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for recognizing the importance of addressing the mental health needs of veterans by supporting MDSC deliver Project Trauma Support ( PTS); an innovative, community- based, 6- day residential program that employs a sanctuary model aimed at addressing Post- Traumatic Stress and Operational Stress Injury in military personnel, veterans, first responders and correctional officers,” said Dave Gallson, National Executive Director, Mood Disorders Society of Canada.
Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis ( centre) was on hand Friday at the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre to announce $ 741,620 in funding from the Veterans and Family Well- Being Fund for Mood Disorders Society of Canada, over three years, to support the development of Project Trauma Support.