The Staff of the CPTG spent 4 days in Ottawa, Canada training 20 therapists to provide the CPTG's group treatment program for Moral Injury and Post Traumatic Stress to active and retired Ottawa Police suffering from these injuries. Matt Skof, President of the Ottawa Police Association, who has been instrumental in spearheading this unprecedented wellness
On April 22, 2019 Cristina Mendonsa and KFBK's iHeart radio discussed the devastating statistics of veteran suicides now at 21 veterans per day. Dr. Keenan was interviewed along with a female combat nurse who has completed the core program developed by Keenan. Two interviews are provided; one at 5 a.m. and the other at 8
As the frequency of mass shootings grows everyday, so does the need for comprehensive, community based and longer term mental health services. Traumatic events of this nature create a ripple effect which touches many lives and can last for decades. Last week three of those touched by these tragedies took their own lives. Jeremy Richman,
I recently read a New York Times article about an episode of the hit TV show, "This Is Us" and the Vietnam war story line; co-written by Tim O'Brien, author of "Things They Carried". Not that the article is so eye opening, but the embedded You Tube movie scene is what brought emotion and tears.
The Suicide Epidemic Why are veterans and first responders continuing to suicide at an unprecedented rate? At the Center for Post Traumatic Growth (CPTG) we believe moral injury may be a root cause. Moral injury occurs when people of service are put into situations in which they are unable to prevent harm to others or