A Message from the 4 CDSG Commander and Formation Sergeant Major on Bell Let’s Talk Day


Posted on Tuesday January 23, 2018

The eighth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and Formation Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner and I wanted to take this opportunity to invite all members of the Defence Team at Garrison Petawawa to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness and support mental health initiatives both at home and across Canada.  To take an active stance locally we encourage you to take part in initiatives either organized by your Unit or by the Garrison and to be mindful of those you know who may be struggling with mental illness by showing your support. 

On a national level you can show your support by talking, texting and tweeting about mental health on 31 January.

If you find yourself struggling, remember, you are not alone.  Please reach out by contacting the DND Member Assistance Program at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-support-services-map/member-assistance-program.page or visit ACIMS  http://acims.mil.ca/org/GrnPet/SitePages/Health%20and%20Wellness.aspx to find a complete list of DND and community resources available to military and civilian members, and your families. 
For information on Canadian Forces Health Services please visit the CAF Health Services Mental Health Resource page http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-health-services/mental-health-resources.page and to find out more about participating in the Let’s Talk campaign, please visit https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/.

Colonel Louis Lapointe, 4th Canadian Division Support Group Commander

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner, 4th Canadian Division Support Group Formation Sergeant Major