Each November since 1921 poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population as a collective reminiscence of sacrifice and commitment. Monies raised from the sale of those poppies help to fund important work across the country and right here in Windsor and Essex County. But in 2015, there were reports that the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255 days very running out. Flash forward to present day, where Branch 255 is going strong and continuing to do great work in our community.
This year, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255 is donating $6,000 to Family Services Windsor-Essex to help purchase 2 neurofeedback machines to be used to better assist clients in their therapeutic recovery. Neurofeedback intervention offers a safe, non-invasive, non-harmful treatment for individuals who use the power of their own brain to help counter negative effects of many conditions. Conditions, where it was previously thought that little could be done. Different people respond to different forms of treatment, by adding neurofeeback to our services, Family Services is able to broaden our reach to a wider portion of the population including veterans.
“We are very thankful to the Royal Canadian Legion Riverside Branch 255 for helping us expand our counselling services to be sure that veterans, their families and the greater community have affordable access to this progressive treatment option,” say Beth Anne Ternovan, FSWE Manager. Family Services Windsor-Essex helps individuals, couples and families manage life, marriage and family challenges, deal with arising issues and resolve conflicts to live independently in the community. FSWE’s qualified staff can help deal with anxiety, depression, anger, loss and grief; along with addiction, sexuality, mental health and wellness issues. As these challenges can often be experienced by war veterans, who may face Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this donation is a natural fit between these two great organizations.
Like many people, veterans and their families can often experience these types of challenges immediately following a traumatic event, many years later or through everyday life stressors. No matter what the trigger, we want people to know that if you need to talk…Family Services Windsor-Essex is here to help in our communities. Counselling services are affordable and may even be free for people who qualify. Walk-in counselling services are available, so please contact us at 1-888-933-1831 or www.fswe.ca.