The Provincial NDP is working to help those suffering with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A bill was re-introduced during the recent legislature sitting to require WorkSafeBC to recognize PTSD.
North Island MLA Claire Trevena says PTSD affects many people, especially those in emergency services.
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“We’re starting to see the recognition of it among our armed services, among our police forces, but I think that there is the need to address this for first responders and others who are seeing very traumatic situations as a regular part of their working day”, says Trevena.
Trevena says the bill the party has tabled recognizes workplace related PTSD as a diagnosis, which would entitle people to sick leave and benefits.