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Carberry Legion pleased to supports local initiatives supporting military, veterans, and their families.

posted Jun 16, 2017, 9:23 AM by Kathy Carr
For the past four years, the Shilo Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has partnered with Operation Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) to offer a resiliency training weekend for 30 spouses of still serving and retired military members who have an Operational Stress Injury. An Operational Stress Injury (OSI) is defined as any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed by a member of the Canadian Forces. The term OSI describes a host of problems, including anxiety, major depression, alcohol or substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 
The purpose of this training retreat is to provide an opportunity for military spouses to rejuvenate from the stresses of being a military spouse and living with someone with an OSI. The focus of the training is both educational and skill building with an emphasis on self-care and resiliency. Most importantly, it offers an opportunity for spouses to connect with others from across Manitoba and learn they are not alone in this difficult and challenging journey of mental health. 
This training has grown over the years and has been delivered in Russell, Manitoba for the past three years. Thanks to generous donations from various organizations, including the Carberry Legion, we are busy organizing the 5th Annual Resiliency Training this fall in Russell from September 29th to October 1st, 2017. Without the donations we receive, this valuable training would not be able to continue and we appreciate the support of our local Legions. 
If you would like more information on the OSISS program, visit their website at www.ossis.ca or contact Christine Howell at 204-765-3000 ext. 4031 or at Christine.howell@osiss.ca
The Shilo MFRC offers numerous services to military families, and you can learn more at www.cafconnection.ca

by Carolyn Senchuk-Lavergne
Shilo MFRC Family Liaison Officer 

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