The Tema Conter Memorial Trust is launching a cross-country tour to raise awareness about the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on Canada’s military and first responders. The 2014 Heroes are Human PTSD Awareness Tour begins on Thursday, May 5, 2014 in St. John’s, NL and finishes on July 18 in Toronto.
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust is an organization that supports the men and women of emergency and military services who, as part of their duties, witness human suffering up close. Sometimes these individuals find that it becomes very difficult to cope with the aftermath. The Trust was established to raise awareness about the issue and help the military, correctional personnel and first responders address PTSD.
With the help of local correctional, emergency services, and military organizations, the Trust will host two- hour community-based educational events in the 48 tour stops across Canada. These events will highlight the impact of PTSD on emergency, correctional and military personnel and are open to anyone who wants to learn more about operational stress injuries.