Today I’d like to support a colleague in Milton who has more extensive experience supporting Canadian Forces personnel than I do. I grew up, however, in a small town off the corner of CFB Borden, and knew enough military families through classmates to see how little support they had then… and how badly the Canadian government has fatally eroded that support system almost to the point of non-existence.
*THIS* is why both Susan and I support a special rate for first-responders and military personnel. These people assume “absolute liability’ with their jobs by choice. Whether you’re pro-military or not, the outcome of their choices is proving to be more devastating than *anyone* could have reasonably expected, and they need help.
Susan Tarshis is a private practice psychotherapist living and working in Milton, Ontario, Canada.