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Our FB page PTSDSpousalSupport
This open FB page is developed to be a practical guide to help you understand and connect with your partner after trauma and be a inspirational support page.

Family Support Groups

First Responder Family Resiliency Support Group Ottawa, ON

offers confidential support to spouses, partners &caregivers of first responders living with OSI or PTSD.

Meetings are twice a month on Wednesdays at 7pm


Be patient. Getting better takes time, even when a person is committed to treatment for PTSD. Be patient with the pace of recovery. It’s a process that takes time and often involves setbacks. The important thing is to stay positive and keep at it.
Educate yourself about PTSD. The more you know about the symptoms, effects, and treatment options, the better equipped you’ll be to help your loved one, understand what he or she is going through, and keep things in perspective.
Don’t pressure your loved one into talking. It can be very difficult for people with PTSD to talk about their traumatic experiences. For some, it can even make things worse. Instead of trying to force it, just let them know you’re willing to listen when they’re ready.
Take care of your emotional and physical health. As the saying goes, put on your own oxygen mask first. You won’t be any good to your loved one if you are burned out, sick, or exhausted.
Accept (and expect) mixed feelings. As you go through the emotional wringer, be prepared for a complicated mix of feelings—some of which you’ll never want to admit. Just remember, having negative feelings toward your family member doesn’t mean you don’t love them.

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Understanding the impact of PTSD on family & relationships
ChildrenofLawEnforcement  children of the badge the impact of stress on law enforcement children
PTSD&Family  Social support is vital to recovery
PTSD&Familytips on rebuilding trust & safety
SelfCare – why someone might be relunctant to seek support
Morehelplinks for PTSD in the family
Waystosupport loved one with mental illness
10tipsforunderstanding someone with PTSD
16waystohelp a friend with PTSD
Treatment for Veterans with PTSD
NineEssential qualitites of mindfulness
The relationship between PTSD&Migraines
PTSDhowto identify a traumatic incident
Careaboutaveteran with PTSD? Here is how to help.
PTSDinChildren exposed to intimate partner violence
LearnfromVeterans facing PTSD everyday
WhyIdidn’task for help right away
HowPTSDaffects those you love
Whatfinallygotme into treatment
HowtoOvercome PTSD and move on in your life
HowtoExplainPTSD to someone that doesn’t get it
Policeofficersuicide how to cope and how to heal
SuicidePolicewife breaks the silence
TheNeuroscienceofFear responses and PTSD
ServiceDogsgivemore than medicine to PTSD Veterans
SafeCallNow is it PTSD or not?
WhatisPostTraumatic Stress Disorder
SixstepstoDeveloping a safety plan for PTSD symptoms
PTSDinTeens induces metabolic changes in the brain
AccidentWebsite prevents kids PTSD
HowTerror hijacks the brain
11Things people with PTSD want you to know
ALookatHow PTSD affects Police Officers
Treatmentsfor PTSD outside the traditional toolbox
21TipstoKeep  your shit together when depressed
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