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S.U.I.C.I.D.E…7 steps towards change.
S.U.I.C.I.D.E…7 steps towards change.
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S.U.I.C.I.D.E…7 steps towards change.

First responders that die by suicide are generally high performing members of their organization. They are often prime examples of what the employer expects on a daily basis. They care extremely about their career and often put their life on hold to finish the job. Sometimes too much. But what about suicide ideation? Surely only…

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Hello Darkness…My Old Friend

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”* (*Joseph Campbell) First Responder Suicide: Our social media contacts have been reaching out lately due to concerns regarding PTSD, depression…

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Do Not Be Afraid….What is in a date anyways?

People have anniversary dates that celebrate many important events in their life. Birthdays, weddings, employment history, graduations, championship teams, individual awards, moving for a better life, business opportunities, retirement, and the list goes on. For first responders, who are involved in serious traumatic events, anniversary dates can be a trigger. Many individuals can spiral back…

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Pay It Forward – Chaplains Corner

Life is not always easy. As a former pastor and now as a chaplain, I have often been with individuals and families during their darkest hours. It is part of our job description and most of us do it by, “paying it forward”. Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a…

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Global Networking – Badge of Life Canada

Badge of Life Canada / Insigne de vie Canada was invited to present at the 2018 Global Police Mental Health Symposium, titled “Recruitment to Retirement & Beyond” held in Washington DC organized by Australian Federal Police regarding Building a Mental Health Program for Policing Agencies. The event was a fabulous global collaboration and networking opportunity for Police…

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Great Energy & Vibes…Mississauga Conference

On April 17, 2018, Badge of Life Canada, in partnership with the Portico Community Church, the Mississauga/Halton LHIN, and the Punjabi Community Health Services we were able to deliver an extremely successful and educational conference, entitled, “Community Healing & Rebuilding”. The event brought together first responder organizations, mental health professionals, Chaplains and faith leaders, along…

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Chi-miigwech…Sudbury Conference

On April 12, 2018, Badge of Life Canada collaborated with Sudbury Police Service and the Sudbury Police Association providing a conference on a multitude of operational stress injury topics to various First Responder organizations from across N. Ontario, including Sudbury, North Bay and Thunder Bay regions. The event was a full day of networking and…

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