Legion donates $300k to promising PTSD treatment program

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Legion donates $300k to promising PTSD treatment program

Legion donates $300k to promising
PTSD treatment program

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Project Trauma Support just received a pledge for $300,000 in support over three years from National Headquarters of The Royal Canadian Legion. It is the brainchild of Manuela Joannou, a longtime family physician and emergency medicine specialist.

“PTSD, as it is defined and diagnosed, is only a small piece of this injury,” Joannou said. “I recognize that very often it is an injury to your heart and soul; it is a moral injury.”

The two have different symptoms and treatments.

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Military Milestones
Canadians under fire in Cyprus

Canadians under fire in Cyprus

Story by Sharon Adams

On July 15, 1974, tension boiled over into violence as an attempted coup by the Greek Cypriot National Guard ousted the Greek Cypriot president.

Four days later, the part of the Green Line patrolled by Captain Alain Forand’s Canadian Airborne Regiment platoon was suspiciously quiet. By dawn, Turkey had invaded, dropping more than 1,000 troops into the area, with about 100 helicopters in the air and 11 warships offshore. The Turks were intent on capturing the airport in Nicosia, on Canadian peacekeepers’ turf. The Canadians became a target from both sides.

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This week in history
This week in history

July 24, 1942

HMCS St. Croix sinks German submarine U-90, which had attacked convoy ON-113.

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