Feds give fund­ing for PTSD

Mood Dis­or­ders So­ci­ety of Canada re­ceiv­ing $ 741,000 to help those suf­fer­ing

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - FRONT PAGE - TIM MEEKS THE INTELLIGENCER

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.

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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.

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