What I Tell My Children About Their Father’s PTSD

Married to PTSD

“Mummy, why is Daddy so angry?”

I feel my throat tighten as familiar tears prick at the corner of my eyes. My daughter sobs into her pillow, she doesn’t see me trying to empty my face of the distress that rattles me. The turbulence of my husband’s anger still hangs in the air, even though he left the bedroom – and the house – a while ago. “He really frightened me, Mummy.”

My children do not deserve this, and neither do I. But this is their father, the only one they’ll ever have. And this is my husband, who I vowed to love and support. PTSD is part of our lives now, and we live with it as best we can. No more playing it down. I need to be honest in admitting that these rages affect us all. And no more making excuses for him. It’s true that he didn’t…

View original post 703 more words


Dogs of Iwo Jima

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Badge of Life Canada received the attached picture and message regarding our recent Badge of Life Canada conference hosted in Brampton, ON. Our organization would like to extend gratitude for the kind words: …“PTS Servicedog Bear taking a well deserved nap … Continue reading


Science and Faith: Working Together

This gallery contains 2 photos.

By Hillar Alkok, Chaplain – originally published via Linkedin on June 29, 2016 Science and Faith: Working Together Photo supplied by: Hillar Alkok – Iceland People can be passionate about what they believe in but sometimes we don’t allow others to … Continue reading


A Doctor’s take on coping with loss and grief

This gallery contains 1 photos.

By Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, Work, Stress and Health Program, CAMH As first featured on  CP24.com There is no shortage of news on death and deep loss. Everyday there are headlines that resonate with us. There are many forms … Continue reading


Why Nighttime Can Be The Hardest Time

By Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, Work, Stress and Health Program, CAMH As originally published in the  Huffington Post We’ve all been there: The moment our head hits the pillow, our thoughts start racing. We just can’t turn it off. … Continue reading