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Recovering from disasters and emergencies includes mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for increased recognition to the mental health consequences of humanitarian crises. It is also advocating for increased action in addressing the critical gaps that exist in providing mental health supports and services.

Unboxing a Canadian Red Cross emergency car kit

What goes into a Canadian Red Cross emergency car kit? Watch this video to find out. 

Tips to help you stay safe during hot weather

Most of us remember cold, snowy weather in stark detail so the heat of summer is often a welcome sight, a warm embrace even for us Canadians. However, too much heat can be harmful, and we need to be conscious of what to do during a heat wave, not just for ourselves but particularly for our furry friends and elderly loved ones as well.

Reducing mental health stigma, responding to mental health crisis

When many of us think of first aid, we picture bandages and CPR - but first aid isn't just a life-saving and harm-reducing intervention for physical injuries. This is where psycholigcal first aid comes in, responding to mental health crisis, and helping to reduce the stigma around mental health. 

Great Canadian hacks for winter

We are Canadians; we know how to handle cold winters – and even enjoy the snow, ice and other winter activities! Whether learned from parents, friends or the experience of several winter seasons, we’ve compiled some clever winter hacks to help keep you safe and warm through our coldest months.
 

Leduc teen receives Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award

Leduc teen Rebecka Blackburn was enjoying an afternoon with family at the North Saskatchewan river in Devon in July 2018 when she noticed a man swimming in the water was in trouble. She didn’t hesitate to jump in and pull him to shore.

First aid for cold weather

Snuggle up with your favourite hot beverage and read these quick First Aid for cold weather tips to prepare yourself for the Canadian winter as it approaches.

Why you need to learn Psychological First Aid

What do you think of when you hear 'first aid'? Cuts, blood, and bruises - any number of physical injuries may come to mind. Typically, first aid provides the skills to physically help save a life. However, first aid for the mind is just as important as first aid for the body. Learning psychological first aid skills for mental health crises could also save a life. This program is being introduced and offered by Canadian Red Cross training partners and online across Canada.

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