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Coping with Loss and Trauma

Coping with Trauma & PTSD

Written by Amanda Sullivan, Registered Clinical Counsellor at Hollyburn Family Services. Trauma & PTSD PTSD and trauma-related symptoms can occur after a person has been directly exposed to, witnessed, or learned about a traumatic event. Traumatic events could include any kind of abuse or assault (physical, psychological, sexual), transportation accidents, unexpected death of a loved […]

A message to the Lynn Valley Community

March 29, 2021 A message of support and information to members of the Lynn Valley Community From: Hollyburn Family Services On behalf of everyone at Hollyburn Family Services, our thoughts and condolences are with the individuals affected by the tragic incident at the Lynn Valley Village on Saturday March 27, 2021.  Lynn Valley Village has […]

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Trauma Recovery

People can experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions to distressing or frightening events. These reactions are normal and usually subside as a part of the body’s natural healing and recovery process. There are also things you can do to cope with and ease trauma recovery. However, if your reactions don’t subside […]

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An open letter of support to the North Shore Persian community

January 13, 2020 An open letter of support, information, and sincere condolence to members of the North Shore Persian community, and their supporters From: Hollyburn Family Services and West Coast Family Centres Our collective thoughts and sincere condolences are with the families and friends effected by the tragic plane crash in Tehran, Iran. As providers […]