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Waiting For First Light My Ongoing Battle with PTSD – a Review

By Marvin Ross

Beyond the basic concepts, I’m not all that familiar with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and, as a fan of Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, I got his latest book on that topic. 609 more words

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Canadian Icon Speaks Up about Mental Health

Romeo Dallaire demystifies full house in Cote Saint-Luc

Guest contribution by: Dr. Judy Hagshi

It is humbling to listen to an accomplished and heroic figure talk about his vulnerabilities and demons. 406 more words

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Senator Roméo Dallaire to speak in Côte Saint-Luc

The Honourable Senator Romeo Dallaire will be in Côte Saint-Luc on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2 pm to discuss his new memoir, Waiting for First Light, where he delves into his personal and ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. 215 more words

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So Are They All

I WROTE A SHORT STORY CALLED “So Are They All”. It is one of a collection of over fifty that I have created, many of them about the fictitious Mennonite village of Hartplatz. 1,034 more words

'I was just existing, now there's a sense of why to live': Romeo Dallaire on evolving trauma for soldiers, post-war

Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD
By Roméo Dallaire
Random House Canada
208 pp; $32

As Canada prepares to honour those who have served this Remembrance Day, Roméo Dallaire’s new memoir Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Struggle with PTSD (written with Jessica Dee Humphreys) is an important look at the plight of returning soldiers – especially as warfare has changed from professional armies facing off to more ambiguous rules of engagement. 855 more words

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Remembrance Day a time of anxiety, stress for some veterans

TORONTO – After returning from Rwanda, retired lieutenant-general Romeo Dallaire avoided Remembrance Day “like the plague.”

The prospect of donning his uniform for a public ceremony, or even watching a televised parade, was too much after witnessing countless atrocities during that failed peacekeeping mission. 842 more words

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123: Review - Roméo Dallaire: Waiting for First Light

I do not know war.

Most of my generation and those that followed me also would not know war except what is reported. There are, however, thousands of Canadians that have fought in a theatre of combat who have experiences I will never know. 646 more words

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