Category: National

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Life Lines – THE MANY FACES OF PTSD

PTSD does not discriminate; it can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender or race. PTSD is brought on by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic, often life-threatening event. At particular risk are individuals who work in occupations where they are repeatedly exposed to trauma under high levels of stress. Also at risk are people who […]

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Darce Fardy – Pessimism is sometimes hard to avoid

As it was going to print I was told I had dementia. It was noted in the last pages of the book. And there I was with an uncertain future for me and Dorothea and my wonderful family. If my dementia is not showing improvement then it must be deteriorating. But it doesn’t feel like […]

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CBC PNA Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the CBC Pensioners National Association met in Ottawa from October 23rd to the 25th. The December issue of Contact will provide details of items discussed and decisions taken.

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Life Lines – Men’s Mental Health

Men and women experience many of the same mental health disorders, but their willingness to talk about their challenges and feelings are very different. The perceived standards of masculinity and stigmas surrounding men seeking support for mental health disorders continue to present challenges. In scenarios where a lack of conversation surrounding mental health related challenges […]

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3 things all snowbirds need to know

(NC) For many Canadians entering retirement, moving to the United States for part of the year is the perfect antidote to our harsh winter months. Yet going for an extended stay is a bit more complicated than simply packing a suitcase and hopping on a plane. Alain Forget, director and head of sales at RBC […]

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