Thinking of you, Freddie Gray

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/freddie-gray-death-justice-department-investigation_n_7111522.html

Gray, 25, was taken into custody April 12 after police “made eye contact” with him and another man in an area known for drug activity, police said. Gray was handcuffed and put in a transport van. At some point during his roughly 30-minute ride, the van was stopped and Gray’s legs were shackled when an officer felt he was becoming “irate,” police said.  Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said that Gray asked for an inhaler, and then several times asked for medical care. He was eventually rushed to a hospital…

After the probe was announced, at least 1,000 people gathered at a previously planned rally at the site of Gray’s arrest…

Gray’s mother, Gloria Darden, was overcome with grief and carried away at one point by several men, writhing and sobbing uncontrollably, her face obscured by a hood and dark glasses. The crowd parted to let her through. Another female family member collapsed in tears and was also helped away…

http://patch.com/maryland/northbaltimore/baltimore-police-6-officers-suspended-after-freddie-gray-death

The Gray family’s lawyer said his spine was nearly severed from his neck. The 25-year-old remained hospitalized for a week until he died on Sunday, April 19…

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Links for PTSD services in Canada

http://www.ptsdassociation.com/about-ptsd-association.php

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treatment/overview/ptsd-telemental.asp

http://www.homewoodhealth.com/health-centre/post-traumatic-stress-recovery

http://www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/mental-health-programs/areas-of-care/community-mental-health/

http://www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/mental-health-programs/areas-of-care/anxiety/

A crisis intervention service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Mental Health Crisis Service can be reached at 613.722.6914 or 1.866.996.0991.

Psychiatric Emergency Services at The Ottawa Hospital can be reached at 613.722.7000.

The following are some community resources for persons with anxiety disorders (websites contain educational and advocacy information)…

[It appears that in Canada, PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder.]

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?state=SK&spec=19

Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Saskatchewan (SK)

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?city=Calgary&state=AB&spec=19

Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Calgary

http://www.macanxiety.com/specialist-treatment-services-in-canada/

http://www.trauma-ptsd.com/en/ressources