Living with Uncertainty

“I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.” – Shekhar Kapur Both life and death are journeys into the unknown. We put faith in all-knowing gods a…

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Myths About Suicide

Suicide is one of the most stigmatized acts, yet those who die by suicide are those who needed our assistance the most. This post will debunk some of the common myths about suicide, based on the re…

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Remembering Community

Our modern age is characterized by an increasing level of uncertainty and an increasing number of life-transitions. For Veterans, these uncertainties are heightened when transitioning from the mili…

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The Importance of Social Health

“Mental health cannot be defined in terms of the ‘adjustment’ of the individual to his society, but, on the contrary… must be defined in terms of the adjustment of society to the needs of man” —Eri…

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Combat Withdrawal Among Veterans

The below pieces are comprised of fragments from interviews with 35 Canadian Veterans of Afghanistan. Although the participants had widely varied experiences, they speak with one voice regarding th…

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How Veterans Experience Anomie

“…you’re used to doing things that mattered, and suddenly your life is simply digesting bullshit and consuming instead…”  Anomie is a concept used by Sociologist Émile Durkheim to describe a societ…

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