According to the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013 just released by Statistics Canada, 16,5% of full-time regular members of the Canadian Forces reported experiencing symptoms consistent with at least one of six selected mental or alcohol disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. On this topic, we invite you to read the research highlights of a study carried by Katherine St.Cyr and colleagues which notably shows that the risk of suffering mental disorders increases with the number of traumatic events experienced by a soldier throughout his or her lifetime. To help identify at-risk individuals, the researchers suggest that recruits be screened for traumatic experiences upon intake to the armed forces and that a comprehensive post-deployment screening be done after each mission since vulnerability to developing post-traumatic stress disorder increases through added exposure.
Research Data Canada and CASRAI are partnering to deliver the CASRAI North American ReConnect14 Conference on “Infrastructure & Interoperability”. The conference will be held in Ottawa on November 19-21, 2014. They invite proposals for conference presentations and workshops by Monday, August 18th, 2014.
The data from the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR), 1992-2010, from the 2012 Survey of Financial Security (SFS) and from the 2013 Canadian Community Health Survey - annual component (CCHS) are now available for research in the RDCs. Contact your local RDC to know more.