Have you been injured at work and emotionally struggling as a result?
Have you experienced mental stress related to a workplace incident?
Are you a first responder who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Nicole McCance, Registered Psychologist is a provider of the WSIB Community Mental Health Program. You may be eligible for psychotherapy covered by WSIB. Give us a call, you are not alone. We can help.
The toughest part of fixing a problem is admitting there is one.
Supporting Ontario’s First Responders
For first responders: The firefighters, police officers, emergency dispatchers, paramedics and others who keep us safe—going to work can mean constantly facing horrible traumatic incidents, sometimes on a daily basis.
Over time, exposure to stressful events can negatively impact first responders’ mental and physical health. In some cases, post-traumatic stress (PTSD) results, with symptoms such as:
- Flashbacks and nightmares
- Recurring negative thoughts
- Emotional numbness
- Constant worry, guilt, anger or hopelessness
- Avoidance of people, places or things that are reminders of the trauma
- A loss of interest in things that once gave pleasure
- Feeling anxious, on edge or jumpy, and startling easily
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems with alcohol and drugs
In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.