Meetings


Meetings in Regina are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at
Argyle Community Centre
35 Davin Crescent, Regina, SK
Contact Denise: text 203-979-8101 and she will call you or email denise.beard3@aol.com


Meetings in Prince Albert are on the first Sunday of each month at 7 pm at
Cornerstone Free Methodist Church
2200 15th Avenue East

Prince Albert, SK
Contact Michelle at 306-981-6083 

Meetings in Saskatoon are held according to Colleen's availability and are currently scheduled on June 4th and 18th, July 2nd, 16th and 30th.  Meetings start at 7pm at #3-2228 C Avenue, Saskatoon, SK. For more information please call Colleen at 306-321-7552.


You can also contact Julius at osi_ptsdcoord@cmhask.com for more information.


Support groups in other centres will be starting soon. Please contact us if you have an immediate need in your area.

Resources:

spouse of osi

Hello to all the partners of sufferers of Operational Stress Injury (OSI), sometimes referred to as PTSD. We are a new group dedicated to helping the spouses, partners, adult children and friends of people who struggle with day-to-day difficulties due to OSI/PTSD, and ultimately the family.


Sometimes being the spouse, partner or friend of someone with OSI/PTSD means facing battles of your own. Feelings of isolation and lack of support are common traits shared among spouses of OSI/PTSD. We offer support, understanding, hope, knowledge, strength, and encouragement.

Operational Stress Injury/PTSD can occur when a person directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, or experiences repeated exposure to traumatic details, as does OSI-CAN’s target group (military, police, first responders, 911 operators and corrections staff).


Some of the Symptoms of OSI/PTSD are:

  • Flashbacks
  • Trauma
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fear
  • Bad dreams
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Worry
  • Easily startled
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Negative thoughts
  • Hypervigilance
  • Tenseness
  • Frightening thoughts


These symptoms can help you understand what your spouse or partner is experiencing. This can also help you understand what you are going through with your journey in their healing. 


There are also aspects of trauma that affect specifically those who are in care/support positions as you are, such as vicarious trauma which can become a serious complication for people in these situations of care.