Having spent a decade working in the trenches of Emergency Services, I am all too aware of the physical, emotional and psychological challenges emergency service providers face day in and day out in the service of others; and have been personally and irreversibly affected by them.
PTSD is a plight that has long been suffered but only recently been recognized. Through the tireless work of The Tema Conter Foundation and various successful social media campaigns a light is finally being shone on the deadly and devastating mental health conditions faced by our heroes. For too long they have suffered in silence.
The Tema Conter Foundation and #IVEGOTYOURBACK911 are two charities near and dear to my heart who work together and separately to raise awareness of the struggles faced by Paramedics, Police, Fire, Correctional Officers and Military and offer assistance and support to those who need it most.
Because raising awareness is half the battle, ALL clients of DiannaHarper.ca will receive a #IVEGOTYOURBACK911 T-shirt that I hope they will wear with pride knowing all proceeds have gone to make sure that, those who we depend on the most, get the message loud and clear that #YOUARENOTALONE .
Additionally, #IVEGOTYOURBACK911 riders are displayed on all DiannaHarper.ca For Sale signs in the hopes of sparking interest and at the very least, conversation.
Please visit the links provided above for further information and ways that you can help.
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