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Can You Have a Panic Attack In a Dream?

By Patrick Riley - On the road from Hiraeth... The other day I posited that interesting question on Facebook, and it received some pretty interesting responses. It was an honest question because I’d had an odd and new experience I was curious about and was asking it, I think, more of myself, as I’m known [...]

Behind The Badge: Depression and the Police Service

By Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, Work, Stress and Health Program, CAMH Advisor to Board of Directors - Badge of Life Canada (BOLC) CAMH Blog - Behind the Badge: Depression and the Police Service as originally featured on CAMH Blog This year’s World Health Day is focused on depression, which affects 350 million people across the world, [...]

Peel Regional Police Association Recognition

Badge of Life Canada is pleased to announce a donation received from the Peel Regional Police Association. The generous donation was made possible by the gratitude of President, Paul Black along with the board of directors for the Peel Regional Police Association. The donation, supplied on behalf of their entire membership will go towards the overall goal of [...]

Recruits: ‘Agents of Change’ For Mental Wellness in Policing

Badge of Life Canada is pleased to announce a donation from proceeds received on April 5, 2017. All proceeds were the result of recent fundraising efforts hosted by the graduating recruit class at Ontario Police College - Alymer, ON The graduating recruit class at the Ontario Police College was composed of 306 newly sworn police officers, [...]

Warriors Helping Warriors

(Picture - MNO GLMC Senator Ralph Wolf Thistle presents a gift of Métis art to Navaho Marine Veteran Sparta Instructor Philip Folsom. ) This is the story of how Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Great Lakes Métis Council (GLMC) Senator Ralph Wolf Thistle took on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that [...]

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Collaboration

Badge of Life Canada is pleased to announce a donation from the proceeds received during a recent conference hosted at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC. The conference was titled, "Connections in First Responder Mental Health". The generous donation was made possible through a collaboration of presentations by Badge of Life Canada, along with many professional [...]

Gratitude Expressed for Donations by Toronto Police Officers

Badge of Life Canada is pleased to announce a donation received in combination with the joint efforts of two Toronto police officers. The generous donation was made possible by the gratitude of many within the Toronto Police Service and surrounding First Responder organizations. Badge of Life Canada is extremely grateful for the acknowledgement and assistance towards our Mission [...]

This Can’t Be Happening…A Mental Health Journey

WINDSOR, ONTARIO -MAY 21, 2013-- Scene of a huge industrial fire at a plastics recycling facility on Sprucewood Avenue in Windsor, Ontario on May 21, 2013. (JASON KRYK/ The Windsor Star) My name is Kyle Wilkinson. I’m a 39 year old professional first responder from Canada. My career has spanned over 20 years, [...]

Recognition from Police Chief Association & MHCC

Badge of Life Canada is pleased to announce a donation received in combination with the joint efforts of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The donation was made possible in lieu of speaker gifts during the recent joint CACP - MHCC - Mental Health of Police [...]

Fight everyday…like your life depends upon it…

Imagine this cursed nightmare. Fight. Fight as hard as you can. Get in an all-out, no holds barred street brawl where you only win if your guts and your brains aren’t spilled all over the sidewalk. Fight for everything you have inside and out. You’ll get tired soon enough. Ask anyone who has been in [...]