Authentic, generous of spirit and just ‘good people’. A gift to her profession. I have such respect for this woman! ON.
Wendy Lund RN, BScN, MSc
As a former first responder I find that lots of people in the industry shove things to the side. Mental Health is a critical thing. It is to be respected and not taken lightly. We all go into the trenches to do our best for what ever the situation is. And some people don't have any problems, and some suffer in silence. Suffering in silence is the worst thing we can do. Their needs to be supports in place to ensure our Mental Health is taken care of.
Leslie Henderson AB
Kudos to Stefanie and volunteers. We were privileged and honoured to be a part of The Other Side of the Heroes event last night. The film was moving and impactful and a great reminder of how difficult a job our first responders have. Much respect!
CMHA Brant Haldimand Norfolk
As the newly elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Brantford-Brant, I am honoured to welcome you to the Awareness and Education Helping the Helpers Workshop. A special thank you to "Stefanie Speaks COMMUNITY for facilitating this event. Your work in supporting the community of first responders and their families is making a difference in the lives of many people.
As a volunteer firefighter, the issue of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on our front line professionals is close to my heart. I believe that events such as this workshop are key to raising awareness of the issue, breaking down the stigmas and paving the way for individuals affected to receive the help they need. This workshop is unique as it will address the needs of those who care for victims of PTSD. Often these are the forgotten voices and recognition is vital for their wellbeing.
I have the opportunity as MPP tp put forward a Private Member's Bill and I have chosen to submit a bill requesting that June 27th be recognized as PTSD Awareness Day in Ontario. Our goal needs to be to educate the public of the prevalence and impact of PTSD and the resulting impact this has on the lives of those closest to them. Compassion, awareness and knowledge are key for coping, healing and recovery.
No Ontarian should suffer .
Will Bouma MPP
"When I think of strength, I think of Stefanie Miller! Her compassionate heart and determination to break down the walls of mental illness stigma are so inspirational to myself and so many others. If you want to hear about resilience and hope, have Stefanie speak"
I had the privilege of meeting Stefanie when she joined me at a paramedic chief conference. I gravitated to her spirit, her calmness and zest for sharing her story.
Stefanie showcases a high level of integrity, responsibility and ambition to help those with PTSD.
Stefanie's a very bright, incredibly hard working individual who is determined to overcome all challenges she faces. Not only is she a survivor she is also a leader in providing help, resources and support to those in her community and beyond.
Stefanie will leave a positive and lasting impact on you.