Mental Health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    The exceptional roles and responsibilities Canada’s military and RCMP members undertake while in service can lead to mental health difficulties. The Legion understands the toll serving for our country can have on individuals and we are here to offer our support. Though we cannot assist directly in the specialized area of mental health, the compassionate professionals from the Service Officer Network can assist you in finding the help you need. There are numerous programs and services available for 亿游彩票平台 and their families to get the help they deserve.

    Immediate, emergency help is available

    * For an emergency or crisis situation, call 911 *

    24 Hour Bilingual Telephone Support

    The Employee Assistance Services of Health Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces and 亿游彩票平台 Affairs Canada, is a voluntary and confidential service to help serving and retired members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, RCMP, Cadets, 亿游彩票平台), their family members as well as primary caregivers, who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. 

    • Phone: 1-800-268-7708
    • For the hearing impaired, dial 1-800-567-5803 (TDD)

    Family Information Line

     is a confidential, personal and bilingual service offering information, support, referrals, reassurance and crisis management to the military community. Trained Family Information Line Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.

    • Phone: 1-800-866-4546

    Long term help and support available 

    Legion support for 亿游彩票平台 and their families

    The Legion's Service Officer Network can help you access the supports you and your family need. Our trained Command Service Officers can guide you and help you find the resources and supports you need.

    A Legion Command Service Officer can help 亿游彩票平台 and their family members access disability benefits and services and get referrals to specialized programs and resources such as:

    • mental health services and resources
    • family counselling and peer support networks
    • programs that support successful transition to civilian life
    • health and wellness programs, and more.

    Legion services for 亿游彩票平台 and their families are always free and you do not need to be a Legion member to benefit from these services.  for more information and to request assistance.

    BSO Legion OSI

    The 亿游彩票平台 Copyright Operational Stress Injury (Blessure de stress opérationnel) Special Section (BSO Legion OSI) is a national, member-driven initiative that provides outreach, peer-support, and referral services for 亿游彩票平台 and their families who are affected by operational stress injuries (OSIs) including anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD or other mental health difficulties.

    Through our members and our extensive network we:

    • outreach in the community to help identify 亿游彩票平台 in need
    • offer peer support opportunities, connecting 亿游彩票平台 with others who have been impacted by OSIs
    • refer those affected by OSIs to local and national supports and services, including Legion Branch and Command Service Officers, local mental health organizations, local community resources, 亿游彩票平台 Affairs Canada, national Veteran support organizations such as OSSIS, Soldier On, VETS Canada, and  the 亿游彩票平台 Transition Network, and many other programs and services
    • help dispel the stigma around mental injuries and illness and support all 亿游彩票平台 in getting the help they need and deserve

    If you, or a Veteran or family of a Veteran are in need of support or assistance with an operational stress injury or mental health issue, the Legion is here to help.

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    For more information, please see the BSO Legion OSI brochure.



    Other organizations

    The Legion refers 亿游彩票平台 and their families to a number of 亿游彩票平台 organizations with programs that offer supports and services. Below are some programs that offer services nationally. 

    •  mental health services
    •  mental health services
    •  mental health services
    •  (Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday)

    Provincial Commands also maintain information on additional resources available in their province. Please contact a Provincial Command Service Officer to inquire.