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Remembrance Day

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Winter & Mental Health and Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, observed on November 11th, is a somber yet crucial occasion that serves as a poignant reminder of the past while imparting valuable lessons for the present and the future.

Remembrance Day

It is a day when individuals, peoples, and nations come together to remember the horrors of war and the immense sacrifices made by everyone from the mothers and fathers who watched their children go off to war, to the service personnel of the armed forces, to those poor people who lost everything as a direct or indirect result of the conflict. The central message of Remembrance Day is that by remembering war, we can strive to live in peace, now more than ever.

The gruesome realities of war, from the trenches of World War I to the battlefields of World War II and the conflicts that have followed, have left indelible scars on our collective history. The experiences of soldiers, the loss of countless lives, and the widespread suffering and destruction are not to be forgotten. Remembrance Day strives to ensure that the lessons of war are etched in our collective memory, serving as a potent reminder of the high cost of conflict.

By remembering the past, we gain a profound appreciation for peace. We understand the importance of diplomacy, cooperation, and conflict resolution to prevent future wars. Remembrance Day encourages nations to work together to resolve disputes through dialogue and negotiations, fostering peace and stability. It is a day that calls for unity, not division.

Remembrance Day reinforces the commitment to peace in a world that continues to witness conflicts and tensions. It inspires us to support the efforts of peacemakers and organizations working to prevent and mitigate conflicts worldwide. By acknowledging the horrors of war and the bravery of those who served, we send a powerful message: The path to a better world lies in the pursuit of peace.

Remembrance Day is not merely a day of reflection; it is a call to action. It urges us to remember the sacrifices of the past to ensure a peaceful future. It reminds us that the legacy of those who served should be a world where aggression, conflict, and war should be a LAST resort, and diplomacy and cooperation are the foremost tools in resolving differences. By remembering war, we pledge to live in peace and honour the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom and security.

Jessica Blake Registered Psychologist

At Blake Psychological, we appreciate the commitment and sacrifices made by the members of our armed forces! We understand the impact it can have on their own emotional well-being, as well as other areas of their lives including relationships, both familiar and intimate, career opportunities, and mental health, such as PTSD. We are covered under MEDAVIE and are always willing to help our armed forces personnel and veterans. Come heal, grow and create together

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