If re-elected, the PC Party of Manitoba has pledged $5 million to support first responders struggling with PTSD.  

Jon Reyes, PC candidate for Waverly announced yesterday that their goal is to ensure those who suffer from post-traumatic stress receive the care they need to heal.

“Police, firefighters, and paramedics put their lives on the line every day to protect Manitobans,” said Reyes. “But all too frequently, these brave men and women are exposed to traumatic experiences in their line of duty. It’s our duty to ensure that they receive the help and resources they need to heal and continue serving our communities.”

According to Reyes, the funding would support a wide range of programs focused on prevention, early intervention, and treatment of PTSD. This will include counselling services, mental health awareness campaigns and providing educational resources designed to destigmatize seeking help and treatment.

In addition, a re-elected PC government would work with Manitoba Public Insurance to create a charity licence plate to support the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. Funds raised by the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad go toward the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation.

The PCs have also committed to investing $12.7 million into organizations providing services to children and youth struggling with mental health.