We support you in post trauma and creating a new way of being of your life. It is important to treat yourself with loving kindness and respect on your healing path. The key to healing is to be proactive in your healing journey.
Given there is no cookie cutter approach as those with PTS have varying symptoms and possibly addictions or co-morbid conditions, finding what works for you is important. Having a professional therapist involved in your treatment is recommended. Finding what works for you as alternative supports and filling up your self-care toolbox is beneficial to enhancing your life. We encourage you to take advantage of support and programs listed in your area with Badge of Life Canada. It is your responsibility to discern and decide what your needs are regarding your happiness, health, healing and wellbeing. It is your responsibility to pursue meeting those needs. Others can help you heal, but whom you choose to listen to, hire and allow to support your health and wellbeing is your responsibility.
Self-Care Assessment Worksheet
This assessment worksheet tool provides an overview of effective strategies to maintain self-care. After completing the full assessment, please choose one item from each area that you will actively work to improve upon.
Online Screening Tools
Anonymous online screening tools provided by The Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment to help identify symptoms of mood, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorders. The tools are intended to educate and are not designed to provide a clinical diagnosis.
My Maintenance Self-Care Plan Worksheet
Consider what you do now for self-care and list those activities within each dimension of self-care on this worksheet. Identify new strategies that you will begin to incorporate as part of your ongoing maintenance self-care plan.
Alcohol and Drug Self Assessment Tests by CareNZ Addiction Treatment & Recovery
Do you think you have a problem with drinking or drug use?
Are you not sure if you should get help or not? Our drug and alcohol self-assessment test can help you to get an idea if your use is at a harmful level and what you can do in this situation.
Understanding our Brain's relation to stress: How to adopt positive mental health hygiene habits
- 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
- One of the root problems of mental illness is the fact that those with an illness are not disclosing their issue
- 1/3 get treatment
Seven Types of Self-Care Activities for Coping with Stress
When we’re stressed, self-care is often the first thing to go. Why is this?
Try these simple self-care activities from Psychology Today to cope with stress.
Treatments for Veterans With PTSD
Outside the Traditional Toolbox
Evidence-based practice is the gold standard for treating PTSD, but there’s growing recognition that complementary and alternative therapies may be useful adjuncts to meet the needs of some veterans who’ve experienced trauma.
The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale: Understanding the Impact of Long-Term Stress by Mind Tools
People use the word "stress" to describe a wide variety of situations – from your cell phone ringing while you're talking on another phone – to the feelings associated with intense work overload, or the death of a loved-one.
Welcome to PTSD Coach Online. Tools to help you manage stress.
PTSD Coach Online is for anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings. Trauma survivors, their families, or anyone coping with stress can benefit.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration National Center for PTSD