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Tag: Mental Health – Mental Health stories

National Day of Mourning, 28 April 2018

– The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, suffered injury, illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

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HMCS Whitehorse crew stays fit on Operation CARIBBE

– A ship at sea on a two-month deployment is not the easiest place to stay fit. The fitness coordinator in HMCS Whitehorse has made it his goal to improve the overall fitness level of the crew over its deployment.

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CAF welcomes first Muslim female chaplain and chaplain candidate

– The occasions mark a turning point in Canadian Armed Forces history, and help fulfill the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service’s initiative to increase diversity and improve gender balance.

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Beyond the bullets and the bandages: Chaplaincy at DND

– “Most padres are not primarily counsellors or therapists. They are a listening ear, a source of perspective, and a point of contact to other supports. Anybody can access a padre.” – Padre Alex Lewanowicz

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Strengthening the Forces with healthy tips for World Health Day

– Canadian Forces Health Services’ Strengthening the Forces Health Promotion program is here to help you discover ways to implement healthy behaviours, and to help build a lifestyle that will improve your health, productivity and endurance.

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3rd Division gets new Padres

– The training program covered a wide range of topics including spiritual/pastoral care and counselling, suicide prevention, and advising commanding officers on moral and spiritual wellbeing.

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HMCS Calgary loses libations in support of cancer fundraiser

– The fourth annual “Lose the Booze” campaign by the B.C. Cancer Foundation is underway, and the top fundraising team is currently “Onward”. HMCS Calgary’s crew created the team, as three of their members have been battling cancer this year.

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World Health Day, 7 April 2018

– World Health Day, a global health awareness day celebrated annually under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), will celebrate its 70th anniversary on April 7, 2018. The main goal of this year’s World Health Day campaign is Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere. This means ensuring everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services …

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Your mouth and body are connected!

– Taking care of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues benefit your overall physical and mental well-being. Poor oral health has been linked with the development of infection in other parts of the body.

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Ask the Expert: What are trans fats and why are they bad for me?

– As part of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, partially hydrogenated oils, which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in food, will be banned as of September 15, 2018.

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