The Chronicle Herald published an article on Rally Point Retreat.
Down a quiet road in Shelburne County, on a quiet 48 hectares, sits a rather unassuming ranch-style house.
This is Rally Point Retreat in Sable River, a place for first responders dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder to come to relax, escape, work with their hands, or just get away for quiet time with family — whatever they need to do to get through a rough patch.
Motorcyclists participating in the sixth annual memorial ride from the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby to the Afghanistan monument at Maple Grove Education Centre in Hebron received reassuring news during a ceremony honouring fallen veterans and their families. View the full article at the Digby County Courier.
The Rolling Barrage leaves Nova Scotia on Monday, August 6 for their cross Canada ride in support of PTSD awareness. Before leaving Nova Scotia, they presented Rally Point Retreat with a portable sawmill. Watch the article on CTV Atlantic news.
A challenging event on April 14 that organizers hoped would have 30 participants, had triple that number.
The Rucksack March was held to help raise awareness about support groups available for veterans suffering with PTSD, operational stress injury, anxiety, depression or substance abuse.
A Yarmouth firetruck led the long line of rucksack packing supporters along Main Street, from the Yarmouth cenotaph to the memorial at Maple Grove School and back to the Yarmouth legion (14 km. total).
Todd Muise, a former member of the Royal Canadian Regiment, says he was talking to a new acquaintance this winter who told him he likes to rucksack march to pass the time when he exercises.
That’s when Muise got the idea of organizing a rucksack march to help raise awareness about the support groups available for veterans suffering with PTSD, operational stress injury, anxiety, depression or substance abuse.
Well done! We are so glad there is focus on the struggle, and the recovery.We're excited to announce the 2019 award nominees and officially launch ticket sales for the 5th annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala!
The awards will take place on Friday, May 3rd in the Schooner Room at Casino Nova Scotia. The event will be hosted by a star-studded cast, and a diverse audience of Nova Scotia’s brightest and most creative talents will be in attendance.
Folks this Thursday we will be back in the Aviation Room of the Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport.
People have been asking what exactly peer support is?
What is Peer Support? Peer support is community. Peer support is connection. Peer Support can be between two people, it can between a group of fifteen people. Through connection we can build trust, through trust we find safety. The trauma(s) that has spawned PTSD, OSI, Workplace Stress is unique to you, and perhaps you alone. The symptoms, the struggles, the interruption in your daily lives however is not. These are shared experiences, often shared by many more than you would expect. It is through these shared experiences that we build connection, that we build trust, and that we find a common thread that can then be woven from a history of Post Traumatic Stress into a landscape of Post Traumatic Growth.
Peer Support is not therapy, it is not counselling, we are not trained Mental Health Professionals, nor do we offer diagnosis, specific advice, thoughts on medications or professional opinions. These are the responsibility of your Mental Health Professional Peer Support meetings are not a place for when you are in crisis. If you are, we urge you to immediately contact your mobile mental health outreach lines, 911, or safety protocols that you have in place.
Stay tuned in the following days for a few more announcements...