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Mental Health Co-Champions’ Message: Maintaining your mental well-being during the holidays

– As the holidays approach, we are all surrounded by messages and commercials encouraging us to be joyful and merry. For some, the reality can be different, and the season brings considerable stress that can take a toll on their mental and physical health.

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How to tell the truth about your emotions and not hurt the other person: six steps

– “I will not say how I feel because I might upset him.” “I will not tell her the truth, because I am afraid I will hurt her.” How can we talk honestly with loved ones about things that are difficult?

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Second World War RCAF officer recognized for wartime sacrifices

– In 1945, Wing Commander Byron Rawson took his own life. His death has now been recognized as related to post-traumatic stress disorder, arising his Second World War service, and thus a Commonwealth War Graves Commission gravestone has been placed on his grave in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Ethically, what would you? Commentary: Diversity and dignity at work

– The focus should not be on creating a workplace devoid of personality, but on balancing professionalism and respect for individuality.

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Soldier On sailor sets course for tranquility

– Despite spending 22 years in the Canadian Army, Warrant Officer (retired) Darcy Eggleston is proving he’s as at home on the water as any seasoned sailor.

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John’s Story: I am a Veteran

– John O’Neill’s service record is a roadmap of places where Canadian service men and women have made a real difference over the past two decades. Bosnia in 1998. Kosovo in 1999. Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2000. Afghanistan in 2007 and again in 2010.

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HMCS Glace Bay sailor hopes to reach others with story of depression, recovery

– A sailor in the MCDV fleet is sharing his story of battling with depression and suicidal thoughts, along with the story of his treatment and recovery, in hopes of reaching other CAF members who may be going through similar experiences.

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Natacha’s Story: I am a Veteran

– Every injured Veteran folows their own road to recovery. For Natacha Dupuis, hers led back to a childhood love of athletics and, eventually, an opportunity to once again represent Canada internationally—this time, under far different circumstances.

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Watch a special Defence Team News Minute on Mental Health Week

– Featuring Defence Team Mental Health Co-Champions Deputy Minister of National Defence Jody Thomas and Acting Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff LGen Alain Parent

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Mental health and well-being: Building a more resilient you

– Resilience, which is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week (May 7-11, 2018), is a coping skill. It is the art of being able to recover from difficulties or change, to function as well as before and then move forward in life.

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