CATEGORIES

(2018,
issue 1)
BY NICOLA DAVIES

There are five different types of PTSD, three levels of severity, and as many variations of treatment as there people suffering debilitating effects.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

Business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Public Safety and Security Solutions to equip and protect military and first responders.

(2017,
issue 5)
BY RICHARD BRAY

A follow up on the efforts being made to improve mental health and reduce the suicide rate in the Canadian Forces.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Public Safety and Security Solutions to equip and protect military and first responders.

Reaching out to those suffering in silence
(2016,
issue 3)
BY TIM DUNNE

DND’s 2015 Report on Suicide Mortality in the CAF (1995-2014) shows that during the 20-year study period, 225 regular force males died by suicide. What is Health Services doing about that?

(2016,
issue 0)
BY TIM DUNNE
My Ongoing Battle with PTSD

Roméo Dallaire’s openness and candour about his experiences and reactions to the massacres in Rwanda make Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD a difficult book to read. Harder still are his humbling acknowledgement that the shadow of Rwanda was also cast over the members of his family. This book provides the unvarnished story of one man's journey. As one former soldier who served under his command commented: "Former soldiers, be forewarned, and for everyone else, believe what you read."

(2016,
issue 0)
BY TIM DUNNE
on Homecoming and Belonging

Unlike Sebastian Junger's previous books, which were focused on single events or subjects, Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging is a rambling narrative about the contrasts between how individuals live in modern society and life in smaller and closer communities. Junger directs much of his attention on the plight of soldiers returning from combat where each is intrinsically linked to his / her buddy and often depends on the unity of a small group for feelings of safety, security and comradeship.

Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Care Centre
(2015,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE

The Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Care Centre is examining its funding options.

(2015,
issue 4)

The power of sport and camaraderie can rekindle a joie de vivre in PTSD sufferers

(2015,
issue 1)
BY NICOLA DAVIES

Explaining the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program of the CAF Mental Health Services.

(2015,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

FrontLine readers are, no doubt, aware of the numerous critiques of the Government’s support, administration and care of those who serve our nation in uniform. Will the new trio of heavy hitters be able to reset the much-criticized portfolio of Veterans Affairs Canada?

(2014,
issue 6)

Division Commanders outline plans for their troops: training is the key to effectiveness.

(2014,
issue 2)
BY TEOFILO L. LEE-CHOING

How sleep restriction and sleep disorders significantly impact troops and veterans.

(2014,
issue 1)
BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

A National Crisis. The level of concern about mental health in the Canadian Forces has spiked with recent tragic losses.

BGen Jean-Robert Bernier
(2013,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

CAF Health Services is recognized as a leader in many areas of military medicine, but is failing veterans suffering mental illnesses.

BGen Jean-Robert Bernier
(2013,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Director General of the Health Services Group speaks about the Road to Mental Readiness and other initiatives.

(2013,
issue 4)

As a wartime leader, the former Chief of the Defence Staff took a special interest in the psychological well-being of the soldiers under his command and their families. He shares his personal perspective.

(2013,
issue 4)

A Canadian Forces veteran and PTSD sufferer himself, LCol (retd) Grenier has pioneered new ways to help soldiers and civilians to cope with Operational Stress Injuries.

(2013,
issue 4)
BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

In Afghanistan, reservists fought shoulder to shoulder with Regular Force soldiers. Why does the system treat them differently when they return to Canada?

(2013,
issue 4)
BY BETHAN NODWELL

Far from ‘invisible’, the signs of PTSD can be clear to a trained professional. Research reveals a new range of treatments for this complicated and subtle injury.

(2013,
issue 4)

Combating PTSD: Military veterans and their options.

(2013,
issue 4)

Just one homeless Veteran on the streets is one too many, and while we are dedicated to helping provide a smooth transition from military to civilian life for our brave men and women who have served, we know that some former service personnel find themselves homeless in their civilian lives.

(2013,
issue 4)
BY RICHARD BRAY

After a decade of combat in Afghanistan, some Canadian veterans who suffered psychological injuries are still fighting to get the help they need to recover.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS LINFORD

After caring for the wounded, LCol Chris Linford found himself in an arduous struggle with PTSD, which eventually led him back to helping others.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY GREGORY C.P. MATTE

Helmets to Hardhats Canada provides construction industry opportunities for members of the Canadian Forces.

(2013,
issue 1)

Potraying MCpl (ret) Paul Franklin (our cover) and others who put their lives on the line in the service of their country, this photographer features Canada’s courageous soldiers and first responders.

(2011,
issue 4)
BY LEWIS MacKENZIE

Let’s face it: how do you say no to a couple of truly outstanding role models, even if they are RCR!

Commodore Hans Jung
(2009,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The stigma of mental health illnesses is a challenging barrier to health care. The key to effective treatment is that people come forward to discuss their concerns.

(2009,
issue 4)

Smoothing the transition back home is a common concern for both the families and returning soldiers, sailors, and air men and women. These tried-and-true suggestions may help everyone relax and enjoy being back together again.

(2009,
issue 2)

What are we doing as a country to make sure future generations never forget? Get involved and share your experiences with today’s youth.

(2009,
issue 2)
BY SERGE E. VIDALIS

Understanding and raising the awareness of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder for high risk professions. A Discussion on Post-Trauma.

(2008,
issue 4)

Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, and Boeing invest in training. U.S. Veterans appeal PTSD court ruling.

(2008,
issue 4)
BY SAM MILLER

Coping with the aftermath of war is an ongoing challenge for soldiers, their families – and the medical world.

(2008,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, briefs readers on the Canada First Defence Strategy.

(2007,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Many are unaware of the full scope of what goes on in the Health Services - the underappreciated medical and dental services seems to be one of the CF's best kept secrets. The new Commander of the Health Services Group Explains her role and the wide variety of services under her command - from evaluating the health of potential recruiters to lifesaving front-line care of troops.

(2005,
issue 5)

The benefits of community-based policing and the value of the resulting partnerships have long been touted within policing circles.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DIANNE COLLIER

Military from a bride's point of view.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DAVE BROWN

In almost 40 years in journalism I've interviewed hundreds of veterans who have put in time at the point of the wartime spear and I marvel at their ability to have survived the experience and still appear normal.