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Invisible Wounds Conference

Invisible Wounds

The first Invisible Wounds conference was held in Kincardine, Ontario (October 27, 2017)

Speakers from across the province discussed recovery from occupational stress injuries, substance abuse and addiction, and mental health challenges including post-traumatic stress injuries, and PTSD. Individuals with lived experience described tools which enabled them to fight their demons, repair broken relationships, cope with returning to work, and deal effectively with ongoing workplace and life stressors.

Kincardine Fire Chief Kent Padfield, MC for the Invisible Wounds Conference 2017, was joined by speakers Randi-Mae Staford Leibold, Bill Burton, Natalie Nowkawalk, Bryan Stevens of Frontline Forward, Shaun Taylor and Jill Foster of #IGOTYOURBACK911, Doug Pflug recently retired Sergent from Guelph Police Services, and Fire Captain Jeff Balch at City of Barrie.

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