I have had an exceptionally positive experience going through the Camp Aftermath program. The program itself has a novel approach to PTSD treatment; rather than be in a classroom or “institution” environment, Camp Aftermath gets vets and first responders outside working with people who may be considered less privileged from a Western point of view. The sense of achievement and the connection you feel with people is amazing, and can barely be put into words. As far as I know, Camp Aftermath is the only course to have a year-long follow up with members and staff via video teleconference, which I consider very important as we try implementing our new habits into our daily hectic schedules. The staff and members on my “Roto” are some of the best people I’ve met on my road to recovery.
Garland Weir served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 19 years. He deployed once to Kosovo and twice to Afghanistan.
How can you help?
There are currently many amazing programs that focus on helping veterans and first responders suffering living with PTSD and operational stress injuries (OSI). If you believe in our cause, please help us make a difference in the lives of five military veterans and first responders slated to experience our three-phased program in early 2021. You can donate to our campaign on Canada Helps.