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If you are currently combating mental illness, don't avoid or delay accessing support and treatment. Call the Member Assistance Program at 1-800-268-7708 (open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year). If it is an emergency, call 911.
Expert help is also available at your base and wing clinics, via the member assistance program or at your local emergency room. Reach out to your friends, family members, leaders, chaplains and medical professionals for support.
Often, peers and family members are the first to notice behavioural changes such as increased anxiety, anger, sadness, negativity, avoidance and substance-use that could lead to mental health difficulties. When we notice these changes, we must not be afraid to act - do not underestimate the impact you can have.
The Family Information Line (FIL) offers support to military families. FIL counsellors are well-versed on CAF communities and services and can also connect you with helpful national and local resources, including your local Military Family Resource Centre and Deployment Support Group. FIL is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-866-4546 or 1-613-995-5234 (Collect calls for international).
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Dear Troops, thank you so much for doing such a great job at keeping our world safe. All Canadians are proud of you. Please stay safe and please come home soon.
Tommy, Midland, Ontario, Canada